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Northwest Africa 14079
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14079
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14079
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 370 g
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6313 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14079 (NWA 14079)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Mar

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in March 2020 from a dealer in Hartford, CT, who had acquired the stone from a Moroccan source.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Relatively small, well-formed equilibrated chondrules containing devitrified glass are set in a matrix containing altered metal, chromite, troilite, chlorapatite and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.8±0.1, range Fa18.7-19.0, N = 7), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs16.5±0.0Wo0.9±0.2, range Fs16.4-16.5Wo0.6-1.1, N = 4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4).

Specimens: 20.9 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Hartford, CT
Date:P 2020 Mar
Mass (g):369.5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.5±0.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-8; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8138 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1941 unapproved names)

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