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Northwest Africa 6414
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6414
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6414
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 432 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 379 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 6414 (NWA 6414)

Morocco

Purchased: May 2010

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: The stone was purchased by Fabien Kuntz in 2010 in Agadir, Morocco

Physical characteristics: Single wind-polished stone weighing 432 g. Cut surface is pale with visible clasts and mineral fragments.

Petrography: (A. Jambon UMPC; J. Mitchell, University of Plymouth, UoP) Breccia predominantly composed of fine mineral fragments of low- and high-Ca pyroxene and plagioclase, but also contains a variety of subophitic and granulitic basaltic lithologies (<3 mm clasts) and quenched melt clasts. A silica phase is common, as are accessory ilmenite, chromite, and troilite. Fe-metal is rare.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs29.4-57.5 Wo4.36-10.0, mean Fs43.1Wo8.9 (n=36). High-Ca pyroxene Fs21.8-78.0Wo15.2-46.2, mean Fs45.4Wo32.6 (n=37). Plagioclase An82.5-76.4Or0.2-1.6, mean An92.7Or0.5 (n=40). Chromite Cr#84.2 (n=4). Bulk Fe/Mn 32.89. (EDS).

Classification: Eucrite (polymict)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P May 2010
Mass (g):432
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Ferrosilite (mol%):48.3
Wollastonite (mol%):20.2
Classifier:A. Jambon, UMPC; J. Mitchell, L. Robertson, & N. Stephen, University of Plymouth UoP
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:MNHNP
Finder:F. Kuntz
Comments:Field name K153; submitted by J. Mitchell
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Andreas Grünemeyer   
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Michael S. Scherman   
Predrag Radovic   
Ryan Upchurch   
The Wilcox Collection of Meteorites   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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