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Northwest Africa 14899
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14899
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14899
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 155 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 111  (2023)  Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 326 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 9 May 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14899 (NWA 14899)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 13 March 2022

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased on March 13, 2022. by Matthew Stream from Bachir Salek in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Five stones with slightly weathered fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) Sample displays a gabbroic texture (Av. silicate grain size ~1.1 mm, up to 5.5 mm, n=105) composed of sub-rounded olivine, prismatic and elongate zoned pyroxene (mostly pigeonite, some displaying augite exsolution lamellae), and elongate plagioclase (completely converted into maskelynite) . Accessory phases include Ti-bearing Cr-rich spinel, ilmenite, merrillite, and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa41.3±1.8, range Fa38.3-44.1, Fe/Mn=51±2, n=12), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs24.6±1.2Wo4.9±0.9, range Fs23.8-25.5Wo4.3-5.5, Fe/Mn=29±1, n=2), Pigeonite (Fs29.8±3.6Wo9.4±2.0, range Fs25.7-34.4Wo6.6-14.6, Fe/Mn=31±2, n=20), High-Ca Pyroxene (Fs22.1±1.1Wo31.2±1.0, range Fs21.3-22.8Wo30.4-31.9, Fe/Mn=26±1, n=2), Plagioclase (An50.4±4.3Or2.0±0.3, range An40.7-53.9Or1.5-2.8, n=18), Cr-rich Spinel (Cr#=83.3±0.8, Mg#=10.2±0.9, TiO2 wt. % = 4.9±3.3, n=3).

Classification: Martian (olivine gabbroic).

Specimens: 20.2 g at Cascadia, main mass with Matthew Stream.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 13 March 2022
Mass (g):155
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):41.3±1.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.6±1.2, 29.8±3.6, 22.1±1.1
Wollastonite (mol%):4.9±0.9, 9.4±2.0, 31.2±1.0
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Matthew Stream
Comments:CML 1501; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
   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)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Chabot N. L., D’Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Komatsu M. and Miao B. (2023) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 111. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 58, 901–904. ?
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     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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