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Northwest Africa 14363
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14363
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14363
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 945 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12189 approved meteorites (plus 7 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14363 (NWA 14363)

Morocco

Purchased: 2021 Mar

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by Said Baya in March 2021 from a dealer in Smara, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Highly recrystallized assemblage with rare remnant chondrules and accessory altered kamacite, troilite and sodic plagioclase.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.3±0.3, range Fa24.1-24.6, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.4±0.3Wo3.7±0.6, range Fs20.1-20.7Wo1.2-1.5, N = 4), augite (Fs13.2±0.4Wo33.7±3.1, range Fs12.9-13.4Wo35.9-31.5, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 55.9 g including a polished mount at UWB; remainder with Mr. S. Baya.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Smara
Date:P 2021 Mar
Mass (g):945
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.7±0.6
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):55.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Baya
Comments:Work name SN01; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1903 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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