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Northwest Africa 14217
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14217
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14217
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 802 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CVox3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites classified as CVox3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14217 (NWA 14217)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Jul

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Light brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of large chondrules (up to 700 µm sized), whitish CAIs (up to 1 cm sized), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained brownish to slightly greenish matrix. Opaque phases are Ni-rich sulfides, magnetite, ilmenite, and rare metal.

Geochemistry: Ni in sulfides 18.2±1.0 wt%, N=5

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3). Oxidized subgroup based on high concentrations of Ni in sulfide Gattacceca et al., 2020.

Bibliography:
  • Gattacceca J.,Bonal L.,Sonzognia C., and Longereya J. (2020) CV chondrites: More than one parent body. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 547, 116467. (link)
Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Jul
Mass (g):802
Pieces:1
Class:CVox3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):14.3±11.4 (0.4-32.3, n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2±0.1 (1.1-1.6, n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±1.1 (0.6-3.8, n=16)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe and Andreas Grünemeyer
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8037 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1947 unapproved names)

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