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Northwest Africa 14196
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14196
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14196
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1210 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 566 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14196 (NWA 14196)

Morocco

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Jay Piatek from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2015.

Physical characteristics: Twenty identically appearing stones, fresh surfaces reveal mm-sized chondrules set in a dark fine-grained matrix. Scattered CAIs are visible throughout.

Petrography: (A. Ross, C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite has primarily porphyritic chondrules with ferroan to forsteritic olivines and enstatitic pyroxenes. Diopside was detected throughout. Fine-grained matrix makes up about 50% of this meteorite. Fe-Ni metal, Cr-poor magnetite, and Fe-sulfide are ubiquitous.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, C. Agee, UNM) chondrule olivine Fa7.7±7.2, Fe/Mn=71±55, Cr2O3= 0.10±0.09 (wt%), n=20; chondrule enstatite Fs1.5±0.7Wo1.0±0.4, n=8.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite CV3.

Specimens: 23 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Jay Piatek holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):1210
Pieces:20
Class:CV3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):7.7±7.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5±0.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.4
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Jay Piatek
Comments:Fieldname JP-2006; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1676 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 25 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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