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Northwest Africa 14045
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14045
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14045
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 890 g
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 130 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14045 (NWA 14045)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Dec

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang in December 2019 from a dealer in Guelmim, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Rare RP chondrules occur within a mostly recrystallized assemblage of orthopyroxene plus kamacite together with accessory silica polymorph, graphite, Cr-troilite, oldhamite, and ferroan alabandite.

Geochemistry: Enstatite (Fs0.2±0.2Wo1.3±0.0, range Fs0.1-0.4Wo1.3, N = 4), plagioclase (Ab81.1±0.1An13.5±0.1Or5.5±0.0, range Ab81.0-81.2An13.6-13.4Or5.5, N = 2), kamacite (Ni = 7.3-7.4 wt.%, Si = 0.8±0.0 wt.%, N = 3).

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6).

Specimens: 29.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. Z. Wang.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmim
Date:P 2019 Dec
Mass (g):890
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.2±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.0
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):29.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Z. Wang
Comments:Work name WZY-16; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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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     This is 1 of 9305 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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