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Northwest Africa 14010
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14010
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14010
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Niger
Mass:help 1085 g
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 622 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14010 (NWA 14010)


Purchased: 2018 Dec

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found in Niger in 2018 and purchased in December 2018 by Jesper Grønne from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco. A portion (142.7 g) was subsequently traded to Mark Lyon in August 2020 and an additional 12.4 g traded to Dustin Dickens.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Well-formed, unequilibrated magnetite-bearing chondrules (apparent diameter 800 ± 540 µm, N = 20) are set in about 20 vol% of a fine grained matrix containing Cr-magnetite, troilite, pentlandite and minor secondary barite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa27.5±17.0, range Fa0.9-58.6, N = 12), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs3.1±3.9Wo3.0±2.0, range Fs0.9-7.6Wo1.1-5.0, Al2O3 = 1.2-2.9 wt.%, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs1.7Wo7.3, Al2O3 = 3.9 wt.%), diopside (Fs1.0Wo41.2), augite (Fs29.6Wo47.9), plagioclase (An77.5-87.0Or0.1-0.0, N =2), magnetite (Cr2O3 = 1.1 wt.%, 0.1 wt.%, N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 21 g including one polished mount at UWB; 650 g including 375 g main mass with Mr. J. Grønne; 121 g with Mr. M. Lyon; 12.4 g with Mr. D. Dickens.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2018 Dec
Mass (g):1085
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):27.5±17.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.1±3.9
Wollastonite (mol%):3.0±2.0
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):21.0
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Grønne
Comments:Work names JG-014, Lyon21-2; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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 114 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)

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