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Northwest Africa 14579
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14579
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14579
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 201 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 783 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 15 Jan 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14579 (NWA 14579)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer at the mineral show in Munich, Germany.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock largely covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with sharply defined, partly flattened, and well packed chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.6 mm). The fine-grained matrix contains sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2021 Oct
Mass (g):201
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.5±11.3 (0.4-32.3, n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.6±8.6 (4.8-30.6, n=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±0.2 (0.4-1.0, n=12)
Magnetic suscept.:4.78
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:L3; 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. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8402 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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