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Northwest Africa 14395
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14395
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14395
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.35 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6388 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14395 (NWA 14395)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by Sean Tutorow from a dealer in August 2019 in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The type specimen has a rugged surface with patined surface in some areas. The interior has a light brown color. Rare, but discernible and up to 1 mm-sized chondrules are observed, and metal is preserved.

Petrography: (A. Bouvier, UBayr) In section, well-defined chondrules and matrix show limited evidence of recrystalisation, and moderate oxidation of metal is observed.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa17.5±0.3, low-Ca pyroxene Fs15.7±0.5Wo1.1±0.9, and Feldspar Ab74.2±3.9Or8.0±2.0

Specimens: 68.2 g including a thin section and polished mount at UBayr. S. Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Aug 2019
Mass (g):4352.71
Pieces:42
Class:H4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.5±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.7±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.9
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UBayr
Type spec mass (g):68.2
Type spec location:UBayr
Main mass:S. Tutorow
Comments:G608; submitted by A. Bouvier
Institutions
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UBayr: Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany (institutional address; updated 5 Feb 2020)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1903 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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