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Northwest Africa 14235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 165 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  EL-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites classified as EL-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), Enstatite-rich meteorites, and Melted chondrites
Comments: Approved 13 Nov 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14235 (NWA 14235)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 June

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL melt rock)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Talsint, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is an enstatite melt rock predominantly composed of 50-400 µm sized enstatite grains and abundant interspearsed albitic, Si-rich melt inclusions. Opaque phases include Si-bearing kamacite, Cr-rich troilite, schreibersite, and daubréelite. No relict chondrules have been observed.

Geochemistry: kamacite: Si=1.09±0.02 wt.%, n=4

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Talsint, Morocco
Date:P 2019 June
Mass (g):165
Pieces:1
Class:EL-melt rock
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.6±0.2 (0.4-1.0, n=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.03 (1.3-1.4, n=12)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):28.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Noreddine Azelmat
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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