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Northwest Africa 14153
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14153
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14153
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 379 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CVred3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites classified as CVred3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14153 (NWA 14153)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVred3)

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

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a fresh grayish interior and is composed of large chondrules (mean diameter about 1 mm; up to 2.5 mm sized), CAIs (up to 4 mm sized), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained Fe-rich matrix. Opaque phases are metal and Ni-poor sulfides.

Geochemistry: Ni in sulfides <0.12 wt%, N=7

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVred3). Reduced subgroup based on low concentrations of Ni in sulfides (Gattacceca et al., 2020).

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmim, Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):379
Pieces:1
Class:CVred3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):11.3±16.5 (0.4-42.9, n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4±1.0 (0.5-3.8, n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.5 (0.8-2.9, n=17)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):32.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Boulaouane Taleb Ahmed
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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