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Northwest Africa 14383
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14383
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14383
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 7.59 kg
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 14383 (NWA 14383)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated)

History: Puchased by Nicholas Gessler in 2021 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, Brown U.) Unbrecciated diabasic specimen with regions of recrystallized plagioclase. Composed of exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase with accessory silica polymorph, ilmenite, chromite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (Fs60.6-63.6Wo1.9-5.2, FeO/MnO = 30-32, N = 5), augite (Fs28.1-29.3Wo42.6-42.8, FeO/MnO = 28-32, N = 3), plagioclase (An88.5-89.1Or0.3-0.4, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite (unbrecciated, in part recrystallized).

Specimens: 24.7 g plus one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. N. Gessler.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):7586
Pieces:3
Class:Eucrite-unbr
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):60.6-63.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9-5.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, Brown U.
Type spec mass (g):24.7
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:N. Gessler
Comments:Work name NG-DP; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Gessler: Nicholas Gessler, 2010 Calgary Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90077, United States (private address; updated 7 Jul 2016)
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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 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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