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Northwest Africa 14379
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14379
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14379
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 9.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 119 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14379 (NWA 14379)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Dec

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in December 2019 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Unbrecciated specimen with ophitic texture. Composed of exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase together with accessory silica polymorph, ilmenite and chromite (as blebs in pyroxene).

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (Fs61.5-62.7Wo1.6-1.8, FeO/MnO = 32-33, N = 4), augite (Fs26.7-29.1Wo44.4-40.4, FeO/MnO = 30-32, N = 3), plagioclase (An87.8-96.0Or1.3-0.1, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite (unbrecciated).

Specimens: 1.97 g in the form of a polished endcut at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019 Dec
Mass (g):9.34
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-unbr
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.5-62.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6-1.8
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):1.97
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-4; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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