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Northwest Africa 14061
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14061
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14061
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 370 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 465 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14061 (NWA 14061)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Mar

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

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

Physical characteristics: Light-grayish rock almost completely covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: Monomict breccia composed of up to 1 mm sized orthopyroxene crystals in related fine-grained clastic matrix. Contains myrmekitic intergrowth of silica and chromite. Minor phases include trolite, chromite, and silica. No feldspar has been found in the section studied. The meteorite is highly shocked and contains shock melt pockets.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs24.8±0.2Wo3.2±0.5 (Fs24.3-25.2Wo2.2-3.8, FeO/MnO=23-30, n=12)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Mar
Mass (g):370
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.8
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:David Göttlich
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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