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Northwest Africa 14073
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14073
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14073
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 228 g
Recommended:  CK3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 72 approved meteorites classified as CK3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14073 (NWA 14073)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

History: Purchased by Luc Labenne in October 2020 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Separated, well-formed unequilibrated chondrules (some pleonaste-bearing, apparent diameter 1330±850 µm, N = 23) and very fine grained CAI are set in a fine grained matrix (~50 vol.%, red-brown in thin section) containing Cr-magnetite, relatively sodic plagioclase and minor secondary calcite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.9±12.5, range Fa0.8-33.4, N = 6), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.5±7.7Wo0.9±0.3, range Fs8.1-28.2Wo0.4-1.2, N = 5), pigeonite (Fs1.3Wo9.1), augite (Fs12.5±1.9Wo47.6±1.1, range Fs11.1-13.8Wo48.4-46.8, N = 2), plagioclase (Ab68.9An28.0Or3.0), magnetite (Cr2O3 = 3.2-3.9 wt.%, N = 3).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3).

Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Labenne.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2020 Oct
Mass (g):228
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±12.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5±7.7
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.3
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:L. Labenne
Comments:Work name LAB21-8; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8674 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1882 unapproved names)

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