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Northwest Africa 14527
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14527
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14527
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 38 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 19 Mar 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14527 (NWA 14527)

Morocco

Purchased: 2020 Jun

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Physical characteristics: Black irregular rock with visible mm-sized white clasts. Cut surface show a black interior with white angular clasts to 5 mm.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Mineral clasts to 400 µm set in a feldspathic glassy matrix containing vesicles with typical size 100 µm. Metal and troilite are present. One lithic clast, a 600 µm microgabbroic clast, was observed in the studied section.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.8, FeO/MnO = 84.4 (n=2). Pyroxene Fs32.3±3.6Wo13.9±7.1, FeO/MnO = 59.1±7.5 (n=10). Plagioclase An94.0±2.6Ab5.8±2.5Or0.3±0.2 (n=6).

Classification: Lunar meteorite (Feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE, main mass with José Garcia

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Marrakesh
Date:P 2020 Jun
Mass (g):38
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):24.8 (n=2)
Ferrosilite (mol%):32.3±3.6 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):13.9±7.1
Magnetic suscept.:3.29
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):8.05
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:José Garcia
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CM89; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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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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