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Northwest Africa 14040
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14040
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14040
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 9.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7217 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14040 (NWA 14040)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May, 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The plagioclase grain size is about 30 µm. Contains shock melt veins.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P May, 2021
Mass (g):9600
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.3±0.2 (n=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3±0.5 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1 (n=6)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):69
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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