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Northwest Africa 14014
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14014
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14014
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 88.9 g
Recommended:  Winonaite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Winonaite.   [show all]
Search for other: Primitive achondrites, Winonaites
Comments: Approved 17 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14014 (NWA 14014)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Winonaite)

History: Purchased by Grant Harkness in 2021 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, Brown U.) Poikiloblastic texture with larger enstatite oikocrysts enclosing chadacrysts of forsterite accompanied by diopside and tiny rounded inclusions of relatively sodic plagioclase together with accessory stained kamacite, troilite, chlorapatite and chromite.

Geochemistry: Forsterite (Fa4.0-4.2, FeO/MnO = 17-22, N = 4), enstatite (Fs4.5-5.2Wo1.7-1.9, FeO/MnO = 12-16, N = 7), diopside (Fs1.2-2.0Wo44.0-45.3, FeO/MnO = 10-13, N = 5), plagioclase (Ab77.7-78.2An18.9-18.8Or3.4-3.0, N = 2).

Classification: Winonaite. Possibly paired with NWA 13958 and many other recently classified specimens based on essentially identical textures and mineral compositions.

Specimens: 20.9 g including one polished thin section is at PSF; remainder in the Harkness Collection.

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):88.9
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):4.0-4.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.5-5.2; 1.2-2.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7-1.9; 44.0-45.3
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, Brown U.
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Harkness Collection
Comments:Work name HC-27; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8580 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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