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Northwest Africa 14803
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14803
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14803
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 21 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 122 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Aug 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14803 (NWA 14803)

Algeria

Find: 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated)

Physical characteristics: Gray stone. Cut surface reveals a gray interior.

Petrography: Fractured but unbrecciated microgabbroic igneous rock with typical grain size 300 μm. Main minerals are exsolved pyroxene and plagioclase. Accessory troilite, ilmenite. No metal was observed.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene Fs60.4±1.0Wo1.9±0.2, FeO/MnO=36.0±3.5 (n=4). Plagioclase An81.6±1.3Ab17.2±0.7Or1.2±0.5 (n=3).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite-unbr).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with José Garcia.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2021
Mass (g):21
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-unbr
Weathering grade:low
Magnetic suscept.:2.61
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):5.2
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:José Garcia
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CM104 (sample 3); submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1223 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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