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Northwest Africa 14363
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14363
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14363
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 945 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12162 approved meteorites (plus 7 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14363 (NWA 14363)

Morocco

Purchased: 2021 Mar

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by Said Baya in March 2021 from a dealer in Smara, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Highly recrystallized assemblage with rare remnant chondrules and accessory altered kamacite, troilite and sodic plagioclase.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.3±0.3, range Fa24.1-24.6, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.4±0.3Wo3.7±0.6, range Fs20.1-20.7Wo1.2-1.5, N = 4), augite (Fs13.2±0.4Wo33.7±3.1, range Fs12.9-13.4Wo35.9-31.5, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 55.9 g including a polished mount at UWB; remainder with Mr. S. Baya.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Smara
Date:P 2021 Mar
Mass (g):945
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.7±0.6
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):55.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Baya
Comments:Work name SN01; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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