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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 68 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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8136 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1942 unapproved names)

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