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Northwest Africa 14982
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14982
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14982
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 25 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 589 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 25 May 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14982 (NWA 14982)

Morocco

Find: 2019

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The stone was recovered in Morocco during the summer of 2019. It was sold to a Chinese meteorite collector Zhang Bo at the Munich mineral show in Oct. 2019. In September 2020, Shanghai Planetarium purchased a 8.5 kg end cut of the stone. Zhang Bo holds the main mass (16.5 kg).

Physical characteristics: A single black stone in the size of 40 × 18 × 115 cm. Fusion crust is well preserved. Several large (cm-sized) round CAIs are visible on the surface and on the slices.

Petrography: The stone contains abundant relatively large, well-shaped chondrules (~0.2-5 mm, ~45 vol%). Several irregularly shaped CAIs (5 vol%) are embedded in a fine-grained silicate and opaque matrix (50 vol%). The major silicate minerals include olivine, low calcium pyroxene and plagioclase. The mineral phases in CAIs include gehlenite, spinel, perovskite and fassaite.

Geochemistry: Mean olivine: Fa6.1 (range Fa0.3-15.2); mean low-Ca pyroxene: Fs1.2Wo0.9 (range Fs0.7-2.4Wo0.7-1.0)

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:2019
Mass (g):25000
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-15.2; Avg=6.1+-4.0 (1SD) (n=31)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7-2.4; Avg=1.2+-0.5 (1SD) (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7-1.0; Avg=0.9+-0.1 (1SD) (n=11)
Classifier:Li P.Y., PMO
Type spec mass (g):640
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Zhang Bo
Comments:Submitted by Hsu W.
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Public domain photographs:
Weibiao Hsu            
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1847 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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