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Northwest Africa 14117
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14117
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14117
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 446 g
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6303 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14117 (NWA 14117)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in December 2019 from a dealer in Greeley, Colorado, who had obtained the material from a Moroccan source.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Breccia composed of recrystallized clasts containing rare chondrule remnants and accessory chromite, altered metal, troilite, chlorapatite and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.6±0.1, range Fa19.4-19.8, N = 6), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs17.3±0.4Wo1.4±0.1, range Fs16.7-17.9Wo1.4-1.6, N = 6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6 breccia).

Specimens: 27.2 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Greeley, CO
Date:P 2019 Dec
Mass (g):446
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.6±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.3±0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, Brown U.
Type spec mass (g):27.2
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-5; 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)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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