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Northwest Africa 14121
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14121
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14121
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 808 g
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14121 (NWA 14121)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 Sep

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang in September 2018 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Relatively small, glass-bearing chondrules (apparent diameter 220±150 µm, N = 24) accompanied by zoned olivine grains and fine grained CAI are set in a fine grained matrix containing stained metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa27.6±17.6, range Fa1.9-43.6, N = 6; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.02-0.36 wt.%, N = 4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs1.6±0.2Wo2.7±1.4, range Fs1.4-1.7Wo1.1-3.6, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs0.9Wo32.4), augite (Fs31.8Wo45.6).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 31.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2018 Sep
Mass (g):808
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):27.6±17.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.6±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7±1.4
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):31.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name WZY-31; 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)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
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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