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Northwest Africa 14208
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14208
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14208
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 67 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14208 (NWA 14208)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased by Geologist Juan Avilés Poblador in 2018 from a meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with minor fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) This sample contains subequal amounts of fractured, angular to sub-rounded grains of olivine (up to 8 mm), and weathered Fe-Ni metal. Accessory phases include troilite and Fe-oxides.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa11.8±0.2, range Fa11.3-12.3, n=34).

Classification: Pallasite.

Specimens: 18.3 g and a thin section at Cascadia; main mass with Juan Avilés Poblador.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):67
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):11.8±0.2
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):18.3
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Juan Aviles Poblador
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 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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