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Northwest Africa 14530
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14530
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14530
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 211 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 22 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14530 (NWA 14530)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Gabbroic igneous rock. Main minerals are pyroxene and plagioclase with typical grain size ~1 mm. Some pyroxene grains are exsolved. Other minerals include troilite, chromite, ilmenite, rare metal.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs62.0±0.7Wo2.5±0.9n FeO/MnO = 32.0±0.7 (n=5). Augite exsolutions Fs26.7Wo44.8, FeO/MnO = 35.6 (n=2). Plagioclase An86.4Ab12.9Or0.7 (n=2).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmin, Morocco
Date:P May 2021
Mass (g):210.5
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):62.0±0.7 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5±0.9
Magnetic suscept.:2.66
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):25.19
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name K543; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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 8402 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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