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Northwest Africa 13874
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13874
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13874
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 363 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1709 approved meteorites (plus 24 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13874 (NWA 13874)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: The meteorite was found in August or September 2020 in Western Sahara as one piece of 362.6 g, purchased by John Higgins from a local dealer in Zagora, Morocco, and finally sold to the current owner.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well-defined chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.6 mm) set in a grayish to light brownish matrix with metal and sulfides.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:ebay
Date:P 2020 Dec
Mass (g):362.6
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.8±0.1 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2±0.2 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.2 (n=5)
Magnetic suscept.:4.68
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):34.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Dirk Lorenzen
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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