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Northwest Africa 14047
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14047
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14047
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1850 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 329 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14047 (NWA 14047)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Dec

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased by Luc Labenne in December 2020 from a Moroccan dealer and subsequently acquired by Hermès, Paris.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Diabasic texture. Composed predominantly of zoned clinopyroxene and maskelynite together with accessory ulvöspinel, ilmenite, pyrrhotite, merrillite, fayalite and silica polymorph. Sporadic shock melt pockets consist of incompletely mixed, "swirly" vesicular glasses (exhibiting pale brown to dark brown colors in thin section). Veinlets of secondary calcite are present.

Geochemistry: Pigeonite (Fs48.9-57.8Wo12.5-15.9, FeO/MnO = 36-38, N = 4), subcalcic augite (Fs19.3-24.3Wo33.1-36.7, FeO/MnO = 28-32; Fs41.6Wo30.6, FeO/MnO = 36; N = 4), fayalite (Fa91.3-91.7, FeO/MnO = 60, N = 2), maskelynite (An46.9-54.0Or0.8-1.4, N = 4).

Classification: Shergottite (diabasic).

Specimens: 20.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Hermès, Paris.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2020 Dec
Mass (g):1850
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):91.3-91.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):48.9-57.8; 19.3-24.3; 41.6
Wollastonite (mol%):12.5-15.9; 33.1-36.7; 30.8
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Hermès, Paris
Comments:Work name LAB21-5; 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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 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 9829 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1851 unapproved names)

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