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Northwest Africa 14038
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14038
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14038
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.07 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 369 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14038 (NWA 14038)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: December, 2020

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a dealer in Mauritania.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with abundant well defined partly flattened and densely packed chondrules (mean apparent diameter 0.72±0.42 mm) in a fine-grained strongly altered reddish matrix that contains only few pristine FeNi metal grains.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P December, 2020
Mass (g):2074
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):12.3±11.0 (0.1-40.6, n=26)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.0±7.9 (0.8-20.8, n=40)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.8 (0.3-3.2, n=40)
Magnetic suscept.:3.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Martin Goff
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7727 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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