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Northwest Africa 14040
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14040
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14040
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 9.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8963 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14040 (NWA 14040)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May, 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The plagioclase grain size is about 30 µm. Contains shock melt veins.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P May, 2021
Mass (g):9600
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.3±0.2 (n=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3±0.5 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1 (n=6)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):69
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
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 Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9825 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1851 unapproved names)

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