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Northwest Africa 14502
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14502
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14502
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 500 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 66 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 15 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14502 (NWA 14502)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of L6 chondritic regions with some poorly defined chondrules (plagioclase grain size about 80 µm) and abundant up to 1.1 cm wide recrystallized melt rock veins and pockets which contain entrained partly resorbed mineral fragments and characteristic FeNi metal and sulfide spherules.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):500
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±0.3 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±0.3 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.3 (n=7)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):31.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8495 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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