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Northwest Africa 14344
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14344
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14344
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 400 g
Recommended:  Winonaite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites classified as Winonaite.   [show all]
Search for other: Primitive achondrites, Winonaites
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14344 (NWA 14344)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Winonaite)

History: Purchased by Mendy Ouzillou from Saïd Yousfi.

Physical characteristics: Eight identically appearing pieces, exterior has a brown and black colored sandblasted patina with irregular surfaces. Freshly broken surface reveals a light brown and gray fine-grained groundmass of silicates, with metal and sulfide scattered throughout.

Petrography: (C. Agee and A. Ross, UNM) Microprobe examination and reflected light microscopy of a polished mount shows a texturally equilibrated mosaic of olivine, enstatite and diopside with grain size in the range 100-300 μm, many triple junctions are present. Kamacite, taenite, and troilite make up approximately 10% of this meteorite, most grains are 100-300 μm in diameter. Cl-rich apatite was detected. Scarce albitic plagioclase was found.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, UNM) Olivine Fa4.0±0.1, Fe/Mn=18±1, n=6; enstatite Fs4.8±0.2Wo1.8±0.2, Fe/Mn=12±1, n=4; diopside Fs1.5±0.4Wo45.6±0.5, Fe/Mn=10±1, n=3; plagioclase Ab75.4±0.1An21.4±0.3, n=2.

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Winonaite) likely paired with NWA 13917.

Specimens: 20.9 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Mendy Ouzillou holds holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):399.5
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):4.0±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.8±0.2, 1.5±0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±0.2, 45.6±0.5
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Mendy Ouzillou
Comments:Field name MO-10; submitted by C. Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8636 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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