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Northwest Africa 14401
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14401
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14401
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 352 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6426 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14401 (NWA 14401)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

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

Physical characteristics: The type specimen has a dark grey to brown interior and no fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Bouvier, UBayr) Highly equilibrated matrix and chondrules. Pervasive weathering effects with oxide veins and dissolution pits which may be remnants of former metal grains, but metal and sulfides are still present.

Geochemistry: (R. Matthäus, UBayr) Olivine 17.9±0.5 (n=13), low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.0±0.2Wo1.4±0.2 (n=14), feldspar An11.3±0.4Or5.2±0.9 (n=7)

Classification: H6

Specimens: 30.8 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):352.1
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.9±0.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.0±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UBayr
Type spec mass (g):30.8
Type spec location:UBayr
Main mass:S. Tutorow
Comments:G694; 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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