MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 15 Jul 2024
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 14419
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14419
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14419
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11801 approved meteorites (plus 23 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14419 (NWA 14419)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 6 Apr 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: CAlexander acquired the stone on April 6, 2021, from John A. Shea (IMCA 3295). Shea purchased the stone from Dean Bessey on April 12, 2016.

Physical characteristics: Physical Characteristics (M. Hutson, C. Alexander): The meteorite is roughly equant and faceted, with three larger faces and two smaller ones that approximate a fourth face; the sides are about 15 cm across. The exterior is a dark reddish brown with patches of darker weathered remnant fusion crust. The largest face shows well developed polygonal fractures on a weathered fusion surface. One of the two smaller faces shows well developed regmaglypts which are a light orange-brown in their centers. Cut surfaces show areas with fairly discrete chondrules, including a few rimmed chondrules; other areas have less obvious chondrules and bigger metal grains, suggesting the sample is a breccia. Extensive oxide veining is visible on cut surfaces.

Petrography: (M. Hutson, A. Ruzicka, Cascadia): Parts of the thin section show discrete chondrules set amidst a weathered and fractured coarse-grained matrix; other areas have indistinct chondrules the grade into the surrounding material. Boundaries between clasts are obscured by extensive fracturing and veining. Some chondrules appear to contain devitrified glass, while secondary recrystallized feldspar (up to 50 µm across) is present between chondrules.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene grains were analyzed separately for areas with distinct chondrules versus areas with less distinct chondrules; the Fs and Wo contents for the two areas were identical. Olivine Fa18.4±0.1, N=29; Low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.4±0.2Wo1.0±0.2, N=24; Plagioclase feldspar Ab84.1±0.5Or5.3±1.8, N=5.

Classification: H5 based on the combination of chemistry and texture. Olivine and pyroxene chemistry are consistent with an equilibrated H chondrite. The texture suggests a breccia containing fragments with a petrographic grade near the 4/5 boundary mixed with slightly higher petrographic grade 5 material.

Specimens: Cascadia holds 111.8 g in three pieces, as well as a polished thin section and material in a butt; CAlexander holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:online
Date:P 6 Apr 2021
Mass (g):5000
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.1 (N=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±0.2 (N=24)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.2 (N=24)
Classifier:M. Hutson and A. Ruzicka, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):111.8
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Calexander
Comments:Lab number CML 1395; Dean Bessey number D7889.; submitted by Melinda Hutson
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
Bessey: Dean Bessey ,P.O. Box 40810, Glenfield, Auckland 1310 , New Zealand; Website (private address)
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
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:

     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page