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Northwest Africa 14396
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 420 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8290 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14396 (NWA 14396)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: The type specimen has a rugged surface and lacks fusion crust. The interior has a light brown color. Rare, but discernable and up to 1 mm-sized chondrules are observed, and metal is preserved.

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

Geochemistry: Olivine Fs23.1±0.3 (n=3), Low-Ca pyroxene Fs19.8±0.3Wo1.7±0.2 (n=6), Plagioclase An10.5±0.2An84.3±0.8Or5.2±0.8 (n=4)

Classification: L5

Specimens: 30.5 g including a 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):420.15
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.1±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.2
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UBayr
Type spec mass (g):30.5
Type spec location:UBayr
Main mass:S. Tutorow
Comments:G616; 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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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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