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Northwest Africa 14793
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14793
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14793
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 975 g
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 593 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Mar 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14793 (NWA 14793)


Purchased: 2021

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Many samples ranging in weight from 10 to 672 g were purchased from Yunes Chaoui and Yahdih Buhali Omar by Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER meteorites) and Viktor Ivanov (VIP meteorites) in Roquetas de Mar, Spain in July 2021.

Physical characteristics: Samples are dark-black colored and irregular shaped. Chondrules are visible on the outer surface.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App) Sample is composed of dispersed chondrules and CAI’s in a fine-grained opaque matrix (~50 vol%). Chondrules have an average apparent diameter of 937 µm (n=17). Additional minerals: chromite, magnetite, weathered sulfides and rare unweathered FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine (Fa10.5±12.8, Fe/Mn=76.3±49.2, n=2); low Ca pyroxene (Fs0.9-1.3Wo4.6-1.3, n=3); pigeonite (Fs1.2Wo12.5, n=1); high Ca pyroxene (Fs0.8-1.4Wo34.4-33.3, n=2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Based on matrix and CAI abundance and chondrule diameter, sample is a CV3.

Specimens: The 672 g main mass is jointly owned by Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER meteorites) and Viktor Ivanov (VIP meteorites). A polished thin section and several fragments and slices weighing 21.28 g are on deposit at App.

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Place of purchase:Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):975
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):10.5±12.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9-1.3
Wollastonite (mol%):4.6-1.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.24
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):21.28
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER Meteorites)
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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