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Northwest Africa 14379
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14379
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14379
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 9.3 g
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 130 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14379 (NWA 14379)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Dec

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in December 2019 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Unbrecciated specimen with ophitic texture. Composed of exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase together with accessory silica polymorph, ilmenite and chromite (as blebs in pyroxene).

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (Fs61.5-62.7Wo1.6-1.8, FeO/MnO = 32-33, N = 4), augite (Fs26.7-29.1Wo44.4-40.4, FeO/MnO = 30-32, N = 3), plagioclase (An87.8-96.0Or1.3-0.1, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite (unbrecciated).

Specimens: 1.97 g in the form of a polished endcut at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019 Dec
Mass (g):9.34
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.5-62.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6-1.8
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):1.97
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-4; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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)
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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     This is 1 of 9370 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1875 unapproved names)

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