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Northwest Africa 14372
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14372
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14372
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.53 kg
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 315 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 15 Dec 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14372 (NWA 14372)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Sep

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Rachid Chaoui from a Mauritanian dealer and subsequently sold to Terry Boudreaux in September 2021.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Breccia containing sparse basaltic lithic clasts but composed predominantly of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, pigeonite and augite with accessory troilite, ilmenite, Ti-chromite and fayalite-hedenbergite-silica intergrowths. Rare spherical glass beads are present. A single grain of forsterite with a non-lunar FeO/MnO ratio and containing a kamacite inclusion was found, and may be derived from a chondritic impactor.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa43.2-90.1, FeO/MnO = 85-102, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs25.5-56.6, FeO/MnO = 57-62, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs33.0Wo5.4; Fs50.6Wo15.1; FeO/MnO = 56-66; N = 2), augite (Fs15.5-37.7Wo36.1-45.5, FeO/MnO = 48-70, N = 4), plagioclase (An95.3-95.5Or0.1-0.0, N = 3), forsterite grain (Fa3.2, FeO/MnO = 20, Cr2O3 0.20 wt.%, CaO 0.19 wt.%).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 26.8 g including one polished piece at UWB; remainder with Mr. T. Boudreaux.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2021 Sep
Mass (g):2525
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):43.2-90.0; 3.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.5-56.6; 15.5-37.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-2.5; 36.1-45.5
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):26.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:T. Boudreaux
Comments:Work name MH Q14; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Boudreaux: Terry Boudreaux, Illinois, United States (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
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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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