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Northwest Africa 1814
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1814
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1814
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 156 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Bencubbin-like
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CBa
Recommended:  CBa    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as CBa.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CB chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Northwest Africa 1814

Morocco

Purchased after 1999

Bencubbin-like meteorite

One moderately oxidized, partially crusted stone, weighing 156 g, was purchased in Morocco. It is said to have been found in April 1999 in the region between Taouz and Ouzina. Mineralogy and classification (C. FiƩni and C. Perron, MNHNP): very similar to Bencubbin and Weatherford. It consists of large clasts (up to about 1 cm in size) of Fe-Ni metal (about 60 vol%) and barred or cryptocrystalline silicates. Olivine Fa2.8, CaO 0.25 wt%, Cr2O3 0.37 wt%; low-Ca pyroxene En94Wo1.4; high-Ca pyroxene En49Wo47.5; feldspathic mesostasis. Clasts are embedded in a metal-silicate impact melt, whose silicate portion has FeO ~20 wt%. Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, MNHNP, main mass, Fectay.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 298:
Date:1999
Mass (g):156
Pieces:1
Class:Bencubbin-like
Classifier:C. Fieni andC. Perron, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):21.0
Main mass:Fectay
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut   
Don Edwards   
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    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Jay Piatek   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6984 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2008 unapproved names)

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