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Northwest Africa 14349
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14349
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14349
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 761 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 748 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14349 (NWA 14349)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Shock-darkened ordinary chondrite of low petrologic type consisting of closely packed chondrules (up to ~2 mm), chondrule fragments, Fe-Ni metal grains and troilite, with small amounts of fine-grained interchondrule matrix. The mean apparent chondrule size is 449 µm (n=170).

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: The mean olivine composition is Fa13.3±9.8 (0.9-35.7; n=24). The mean low-Ca pyroxene composition is Fs7.7±5.6Wo0.8±0.8 (Fs1.0-20.2Wo0.2-2.7; n=12).

Classification: L chondrite, based on metal content and mean apparent chondrule size. Petrologic type 3, based on the chemical variation of olivine and pyroxene.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):761
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:C-S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):13.3±9.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):7.7±5.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.8
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Gregor Pacer, Bad Bellingen, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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