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Northwest Africa 14060
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1445 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 17 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14060 (NWA 14060)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark brownish to reddish interior and is composed of well formed separated chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 800 µm) in a matrix dominated by Ni-bearing ferroan olivine. The meteorite contains up to 1 cm sized whitish CAIs. Olivines in chondrules often show strong compositional zoning with Mg-rich cores and FeO-rich rims. Minor phases include intermediate plagioclase, pigeonite, augite, diopside, fassaite, troilite, and pentlandite; metal was not detected. Cr-bearing magnetite is abundant. The meteorite is strongly altered and contains secondary calcite and barite.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa26.2±9.8 (Fa0.4-31.7, FeO/MnO=101±28; NiO=0.30±0.12 wt%, n=44); pigeonite: Fs1.3±0.1Wo8.4±1.1 (Fs1.3-1.5Wo7.3-10.3, n=11) augite: Fs1.5±0.1Wo37.0±2.4 (Fs1.3-1.8Wo34.5-41.8, n=10); diopside: Fs7.4±0.8Wo48.3±1.0 (Fs5.8-8.6Wo46.4-49.5, n=8); feldspar: An9.8-23.6Ab73.3-85.8Or2.9-5.3, n=11; magnetite contains 3.7±0.1 wt% Cr2O3, n=4

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):1445
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):26.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.3; 1.5; 7.4
Wollastonite (mol%):8.4; 37.0; 48.3
Magnetic suscept.:4.52
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Naji Ben Faraji and Mohamed Brahim Swailam
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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