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Northwest Africa 14802
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14802
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14802
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 122.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 217 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 8 May 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14802 (NWA 14802)

Morocco

Find: 2020 Jan

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

Physical characteristics: Grey stone. Cut surface reveals a gray interior with mm-sized darker clasts.

Petrography: Brecciated igneous rock with ophitic texture with typical grain size 250 µm. Main minerals are pyroxene (some exsolved, others zoned), and plagioclase. Accessory chromite, ilmenite, troilite, FeNi metal. A 2 × 2 mm melt rock clast is present.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene Fs35.1±5.7Wo3.3±2.1, FeO/MnO=36.8±4.8 (n=6). Plagioclase An86.0Ab13.4Or0.6 (n=2).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite-br)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with José Garcia.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2020 Jan
Mass (g):122.1
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-br
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):35.1±5.7 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3±2.1
Magnetic suscept.:2.79
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:José Garcia
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CM102 (sample 1); 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 1902 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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