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Northwest Africa 14329
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14329
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14329
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 583 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 569 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14329 (NWA 14329)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: June, 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorite hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania in June, 2021.

Physical characteristics: Three fragments almost completly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is an unbrecciated basalt showing intersertal texture with domains of recrystallized mesostasis. Main minerals are exsolved pyroxene and often lath-shaped calcic plagioclases. Minor phases are silica, chromite, ilmenite, Fes, and metallic iron.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs57.8±0.3Wo6.3±0.4 (Fs57.4-58.7Wo5.3-6.7, n=12, FeO/MnO=29-32); Ca-pyroxene: Fs29.8±0.2Wo40.9±0.3 (Fs29.3-30.0Wo40.5-41.4, n=11, FeO/MnO=31-36); calcic plagioclase: An89.1±0.4 (An88.3-90.1, n=12)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P June, 2021
Mass (g):583
Pieces:3
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):57.8; 29.8
Wollastonite (mol%):6.3; 40.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 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 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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