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Northwest Africa 14395
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14395
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14395
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.35 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6345 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14395 (NWA 14395)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by Sean Tutorow from a dealer in August 2019 in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The type specimen has a rugged surface with patined surface in some areas. The interior has a light brown color. Rare, but discernible and up to 1 mm-sized chondrules are observed, and metal is preserved.

Petrography: (A. Bouvier, UBayr) In section, well-defined chondrules and matrix show limited evidence of recrystalisation, and moderate oxidation of metal is observed.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa17.5±0.3, low-Ca pyroxene Fs15.7±0.5Wo1.1±0.9, and Feldspar Ab74.2±3.9Or8.0±2.0

Specimens: 68.2 g including a thin section and polished mount at UBayr. S. Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Aug 2019
Mass (g):4352.71
Pieces:42
Class:H4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.5±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.7±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.9
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UBayr
Type spec mass (g):68.2
Type spec location:UBayr
Main mass:S. Tutorow
Comments:G608; submitted by A. Bouvier
Institutions
   and collections
UBayr: Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany (institutional address; updated 5 Feb 2020)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Ryan Upchurch   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1847 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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