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Northwest Africa 14396
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 420 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8487 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14396 (NWA 14396)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: The type specimen has a rugged surface and lacks fusion crust. The interior has a light brown color. Rare, but discernable and up to 1 mm-sized chondrules are observed, and metal is preserved.

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

Geochemistry: Olivine Fs23.1±0.3 (n=3), Low-Ca pyroxene Fs19.8±0.3Wo1.7±0.2 (n=6), Plagioclase An10.5±0.2An84.3±0.8Or5.2±0.8 (n=4)

Classification: L5

Specimens: 30.5 g including a 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):420.15
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.1±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.2
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UBayr
Type spec mass (g):30.5
Type spec location:UBayr
Main mass:S. Tutorow
Comments:G616; submitted by A. Bouvier
Institutions
   and collections
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 1902 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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