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Northwest Africa 13952
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13952
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13952
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 637 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 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 31 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13952 (NWA 13952)

Algeria

Purchased: 2021 Feb 1

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased over the Internet from anonymous finder; was shipped from Spain.

Physical characteristics: This hand-sized stone appears to be covered with small regmaglypts, but it is devoid of fusion-crust, and instead is desert-wind polished clearly exposing the interior showing the outlines of chondrules and CAI.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Sample contains abundant chondrules (Av. 0.9 mm, up to 3 mm) and CAIs set in a fine-grained opaque matrix. Accesory phases include hedenbergite, magnetite, and pentlandite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa21.2±17.8, range Fa1.6-45.6, n=40), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs2.4±1.8Wo1.0±0.2, range Fs0.8-6.5Wo0.9-1.3, n=10).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 35.6 g at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Feb 1
Mass (g):637
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):21.2±17.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4±1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.2
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):35.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
FSU: Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4100, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
Catalogs:
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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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1250 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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