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Northwest Africa 14409
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14409
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14409
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 74 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 66 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 15 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14409 (NWA 14409)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a dealer in Talsint, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish to black fragment without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of L6 chondritic regions (plagioclase grain size about 70 µm) with sparse, only weakly defined relict chondrules in abundant mostly recrystallized shock melt rock with entrained partly resorbed mineral fragments and characteristic FeNi metal and sulfide spherules.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Talsint, Morocco
Date:P 2021 Jun
Mass (g):74
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.2 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7±0.4 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4±0.3 (n=7)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):16.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Noreddine Azelmat
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 8402 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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