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Northwest Africa 14126
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14126
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14126
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.59 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  R3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as R3.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14126 (NWA 14126)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 May

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, in May, 2021.

Physical characteristics: Many dark brownish fragments some of which partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a dark brownish to reddish interior and is a breccia composed of well defined mostly rounded chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 350 µm) and mineral fragments set in abundant matrix dominated by Fe-rich olivine. Some black melt fragments are present. Minor phases are Ca-pyroxene and sodic plagioclase, opaques are sulfides and Ti-bearing chromite; no metal has been detected.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa28.0±15.9 (Fa0.8-42.7, n=19); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs10.2±8.2Wo1.2±1.0 (Fs1.2-26.8Wo0.3-3.1, n=10); Ca-pyroxene: Fs10.6±0.9Wo46.5±0.8 (Fs9.4-11.7Wo45.3-47.3, n=5)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2021 May
Mass (g):2592
Pieces:many
Class:R3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):28.0±15.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.2±8.2; 10.6±0.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2; 46.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):97.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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