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Northwest Africa 14359
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14359
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14359
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1121 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 14359 (NWA 14359)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Sean Tutorow a meteorite dealer in Morocco, February 2021.

Physical characteristics: Dark, shiny stone with irregular exterior. The stone is sandblasted, and fusion crust absent. Chondrule outlines are visible. Saw-cut surface reveals numerous, distinct, closely packed chondrules set in a reddish groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee,UNM) Reflected light microscopy of polished probe mount shows numerous porphyritic chondrules. Significant oxidation of metal is present.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross,UNM) Olivine Fa21.8±9.0, Cr2O3=0.13±0.07 (wt%), Fe/Mn=42±8, n=12; low-Ca pyroxene Fs19.4±3.4Wo1.0±0.7, Fe/Mn=43±10, n=6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3), subtype approximately L3.5.

Specimens: 26.98g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):1120.69
Pieces:84
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):21.8±9.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.4±3.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.7
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):26.98
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G732; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
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)
Catalogs:
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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