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Northwest Africa 14078
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14078
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14078
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 25.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 86 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14078 (NWA 14078)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Sep

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Acapulcoite)

History: Acquired by Ben Hoefnagels from a Moroccan source in September 2020.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Protogranular aggregate (mean grainsize ~350 ┬Ám) of olivine, orthopyroxene, diopside and altered kamacite with accessory low-Ti chromite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa14.0-14.4, FeO/MnO = 20-29, N = 3), orthopyroxene) Fs14.4-13.6Wo2.0-2.7, FeO/MnO = 18-20, N = 3), diopside (Fs5.9-6.1Wo44.2-44.7, FeO/MnO = 12-15, N = 3).

Classification: Acapulcoite.

Specimens: 7.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. B. Hoefnagels.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2020 Sep
Mass (g):25.1
Pieces:1
Class:Acapulcoite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):14.0-14.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.4-14.6; 5.9-6.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0-2.7; 44.2-44.7
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):7.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:B. Hoefnagels
Comments:Work name BH228; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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