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Northwest Africa 14217
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14217
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14217
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 802 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CVox3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites classified as CVox3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14217 (NWA 14217)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Jul

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3)

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

Physical characteristics: Light brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of large chondrules (up to 700 µm sized), whitish CAIs (up to 1 cm sized), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained brownish to slightly greenish matrix. Opaque phases are Ni-rich sulfides, magnetite, ilmenite, and rare metal.

Geochemistry: Ni in sulfides 18.2±1.0 wt%, N=5

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3). Oxidized subgroup based on high concentrations of Ni in sulfide Gattacceca et al., 2020.

Bibliography:
  • Gattacceca J.,Bonal L.,Sonzognia C., and Longereya J. (2020) CV chondrites: More than one parent body. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 547, 116467. (link)
Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Jul
Mass (g):802
Pieces:1
Class:CVox3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):14.3±11.4 (0.4-32.3, n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2±0.1 (1.1-1.6, n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±1.1 (0.6-3.8, n=16)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe and Andreas Grünemeyer
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 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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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