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Northwest Africa 14916
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14916
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14916
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 520 g
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 414 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 9 May 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14916 (NWA 14916)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Matthew Stream in May 2021 from an Algerian dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Closely-packed, well-formed, unequilibrated glass-bearing chondrules (apparent diameter 770 ± 320 µm, N = 26) are set in a sparse fine-grained matrix containing stained kamacite, taenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.7±17.3, range Fa0.4-47.5, N = 6; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.07-0.19 wt.%, mean 0.11 wt.%, sd 0.04 wt.%, N = 7), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs10.7±5.2Wo2.0±1.9, range Fs4.0-16.1Wo0.2-4.8, N = 5), pigeonite (Fs12.9Wo14.9), augite (Fs4.1Wo35.8; Fs0.6Wo48.0; N = 2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.24.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 22.52 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. M. Stream.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2021 May
Mass (g):520
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):19.7±17.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.7±5.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±1.9
Magnetic suscept.:4.24
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):22.52
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Stream
Comments:Work name MS21-5; 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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 8495 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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