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Northwest Africa 14150
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14150
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14150
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2070 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14150 (NWA 14150)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

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

Physical characteristics: Two grayish fragments partly covered witth fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well-defined, partly flattened, and densely packed chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.6 mm) set in a fresh grayish matrix with metal and sulfides.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):2700
Pieces:2
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.0±0.4 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.7±3.4 (9.5-24.7, n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±1.4 (0.2-4.2, n=20)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Polandmet - Marcin Cimala
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Polandmet: targoniny 30 43445 Dziegielow Poland, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2021)
Catalogs:
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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1855 unapproved names)

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