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Northwest Africa 14444
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14444
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14444
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 450 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14444 (NWA 14444)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased by Geologist Juan Avilés Poblador in 2018 from a meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Many small stones with minor fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) This sample contains subequal amounts of fractured, angular to sub-rounded grains of olivine (up to 7.5 mm), and weathered Fe-Ni metal. Accessory phases include Fe-oxides and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa11.7±0.4, range Fa11.4-12.1, n=11).

Classification: Pallasite. Likely paired with NWA 14208.

Specimens: 33.3 g at Cascadia; main mass with Juan Avilés Poblador.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):450
Pieces:many
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):11.7±0.4
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):33.3
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Juan Avilés Poblador
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   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)
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 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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