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Northwest Africa 14875
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14875
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14875
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 126.6 g
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14875 (NWA 14875)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Jun

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in June 2021 from an Algerian dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Small, well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 230±160 µm, N = 26), zoned mineral fragments and sparse, very fine grained gehlenite-anorthite-bearing CAI are set in a fine grained matrix (~30 vol.%, red-brown in thin section) containing abundant magnetite accompanied by troilite, altered kamacite and taenite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.3±24.1, range Fa0.4-79.3, N = 11; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.18-0.63 wt.%, mean 0.39±0.15 wt.%, N = 8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs3.0±2.4Wo3.3±2.7, range Fs0.8-6.4Wo1.0-8.9, N = 7), augite (Fs1.2Wo36.5; Fs2.3Wo47.1; N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 23.3 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2021 Jun
Mass (g):126.6
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):25.3±24.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0±2.4
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3±2.7
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):23.3
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-67; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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