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Northwest Africa 14068
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14068
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14068
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 768 g
Recommended:  EL7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as EL7.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14068 (NWA 14068)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Oct

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL7)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang in October 2020 from a dealer in Laayoune, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Thoroughly recrystallized, enstatite-rich assemblage with accessory kamacite, sodic plagioclase, daubreelite and Cr-troilite. No remnant chondrules were observed in the studied thin section. Kamacite has been extensively altered to Fe hydroxides, which also stain grain boundaries throughout the specimen.

Geochemistry: Enstatite (Fs0.5±0.2Wo1.6±0.0, range Fs0.3-0.7Wo1.6, N = 2), plagioclase (Ab75.4An20.0Or4.6), kamacite (Ni = 6.1 wt.%, Si = 1.0 wt.%).

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL7).

Specimens: 27.0 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2020 Oct
Mass (g):768
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:W3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.5±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.0
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):27.0
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Z. Wang
Comments:Work names WZY-29 and DB-4; 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)
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. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8636 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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