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Northwest Africa 14924
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14924
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14924
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1265 g
Recommended:  L7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as L7.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Jul 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14924 (NWA 14924)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L7)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang in April 2022 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) The specimen has a poikiloblastic texture (mean grainsize ~300 µm) with no preserved chondrule structures. Chadacrysts of olivine are enclosed within larger oikocrysts of low-Ca pyroxene. Accessory phases include sodic plagioclase, stained kamacite, troilite, chromite and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa22.6±0.4, range Fa22.0-23.2, N = 7), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs19.2±0.2Wo3.7±0.2, range Fs19.1-19.5Wo3.5-4.1, N = 5), plagioclase (Ab85.9An7.5Or5.5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L7).

Specimens: 36.8 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2022 Apr
Mass (g):1265
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.6±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.2±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):3.7±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):36.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name AH 703; 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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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