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Northwest Africa 14318
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14318
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14318
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1019 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 545 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 20 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14318 (NWA 14318)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: January 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was purchased by Adrián Contreras Gómez in Tinduf, Argelia, in January 2021.

Petrography: Breccia of lithic clasts in a fine-grained matrix dominated by exsolved pyroxene and polycrystalline calcic plagioclase. Melt rock clasts and shock veins are common. Accessories include silica, chromite, and troilite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs36.5-48.2Wo0.9-3.4 (FeO/MnO=28-32, n=13); High-Ca pyroxene Fs17.5-30.2Wo28.8-44.3 (FeO/MnO=26-31, n=11); Plagioclase An83.3-94.5 (n=16).

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tinduf (Argelia)
Date:P January 2021
Mass (g):1019
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):36.5-48.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-3.4
Classifier:Jordi Llorca, UPC
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UPC
Main mass:Adrian Contreras Gomez
Comments:Submitted by Jordi Llorca (UPC)
Institutions
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UPC: Institut de Tècniques Energètiques, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Diagonal 647, ed. ETSEIB, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Spain (institutional address; updated 3 May 2015)
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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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