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Northwest Africa 14195
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14195
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14195
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 773 g
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 356 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Sep 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14195 (NWA 14195)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: The meteorite was reportedly found in 2018, south of Zagora and finally purchased by the main mass holder from a local meteorite dealer in 2020, in Zagora, Morocco

Physical characteristics: Two grayish rocks almost completly covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a fresh light grayish interior and is a fragmental breccia composed of lithic and mineral clasts set in a fine-grained clastic matrix. Lithic clasts include up to 4 mm sized gabbroic, ophitic, granular, and black impact melt clasts fragments. Dominant mineral phases are up to 1.5 mm sized exsolved pyroxene, compositionally homogeneous low-Ca pyroxene, and calcic plagioclase grains. Minor phases include silica, chromite, ilmenite, and troilite. No metallic iron was detected. The meteorite contains shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: large low-Ca-pyroxene: Fs36.0±0.3Wo2.5±0.2 (Fs35.6-36.5Wo2.2-2.7, FeO/MnO=31-32, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene host to augite exsolution lamellae: Fs55.3±1.1Wo6.1±1.0 (Fs53.9-57.1Wo4.4-7.6, FeO/MnO=32-33, n=5); Ca-pyroxene exsolution lamellae: Fs33.4±1.8Wo34.2±2.2 (Fs31.2-35.3Wo31.6-37.3, FeO/MnO=30-32, n=5); calcic plagioclase: An94.1±0.3 (An93.8-94.5, n=5)

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2020
Mass (g):773
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):36.0; 55.3; 33.4
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5; 6.1; 34.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Dries Vandewoude
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 7912 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1974 unapproved names)

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