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Northwest Africa 14069
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14069
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14069
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1647 g
Recommended:  CVox3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites classified as CVox3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Sep 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14069 (NWA 14069)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Mar

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3)

History: Purchased by Eric Twelker in March 2020 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Well-formed magnetite-bearing chondrules (apparent diameter 800±360 µm, N = 24) plus very fine grained, amoeboid CAI are set in a fine grained matrix (~40 vol.%, sepia-brown to opaque in thin section) containing accessory Cr-bearing magnetite and calcic plagioclase. No sulfides were found. One CAI is composed of gehlenite, perovskite, spinel and pleonaste, and contains a tiny Ir metal nugget.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa11.8±10.3, range Fa0.3-27.5, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs3.0±1.2Wo2.1±2.1, range Fs1.6-3.7Wo0.9-4.5, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs0.6Wo32.8), augite (Fs1.4Wo38.2; Fs49.5Wo49.4; N = 2), plagioclase (An80.2Or0.0; An90.1Or0.1; N = 2), magnetite (Cr2O3 = 0.1-1.1 wt.%, N = 3).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3, oxidized).

Specimens: 21.5 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. E. Twelker.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2020 Mar
Mass (g):1647
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):11.8±10.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0±1.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±2.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):21.5
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:E. Twelker
Comments:Work name ET21-2; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
Twelker: Eric Twelker, P.O. Box 844, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States; Website (private address; updated 1 Dec 2014)
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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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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