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Northwest Africa 14094
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14094
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14094
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 30.6 g
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 614 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14094 (NWA 14094)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Apr

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

Physical characteristics: Dark crusted stone. Cut face reveals a dark interior with small chondrules set in an abundant dark matrix.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with small chondrules (average apparent diameter 200±90 μm, n=11) set in a abundant fine-grained iron-rich matrix (88 vol% by point counting, n=264). Opaque minerals are sulfides, magnetite and metal. Carbonates are found in the matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa2.3±2.7, Fa PMD 62%, range Fa0.9-8.3. Defocused eletron microprobe analyses of the matrix give analytical totals of 77.6 wt% and FeO 32.3 wt%.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2). The low analytical totals in the matrix indicate the presence of hydrous phases. The matrix is particularly abundant for a CM chondrite.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2021 Apr
Mass (g):30.56
Fayalite (mol%):2.3±2.7 (n=6)
Magnetic suscept.:3.27
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):24.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K534; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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