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Northwest Africa 14063
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14063
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14063
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 79 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14063 (NWA 14063)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Mar

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Many small grayish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a polymict breccia composed of up to 8 mm sized angular to sub-rounded lithic (gabbroic and basaltic) and mineral clasts set in fine-grained partly shock molten matrix that often shows flow textures. Minerals are predominantly calcic plagioclase, olivine, Ca-pyroxene, and low-Ca pyroxene. Minor phases include FeS, ilmenite, Ti-bearing chromite, and zircon.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa34.9±2.9 (Fa31.6-38.4, FeO/MnO=104±13, n=21); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs29.5±2.7Wo3.8±1.0 (Fs26.2-34.2Wo2.4-5.9, FeO/MnO=59±6, n=18); Ca-pyroxene: Fs14.7±2.8Wo40.9±4.3 (Fs11.3-18.9Wo35.4-46.6, FeO/MnO=44±6, n=14); calcic plagioclase: An96.2±0.4 (An95.6-96.6, n=14)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Mar
Mass (g):79
Pieces:many
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):34.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.5; 14.7
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8; 40.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):16.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:David Göttlich
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 7859 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1961 unapproved names)

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