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Northwest Africa 14373
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14373
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14373
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 590 g
Classification
  history:
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 31 Oct 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14373 (NWA 14373)

Morocco

Purchased: 2021 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by Said Baya in February 2021 from a dealer in Laayoune, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Well-formed, relatively small equilibrated chondrules (some containing sodic plagioclase) are set in a recrystallized matrix containng altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.9±0.4, range Fa19.5-20.5, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs17.3±0.3Wo1.3±0.2, range Fs17.1-17.6Wo1.1-1.5, N = 4), augite (Fs6.3Wo46.0).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4).

Specimens: 27.1 g including a polished mount at UWB; remainder with Mr. S. Baya.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2021 Feb
Mass (g):590
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.9±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.3±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):27.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Baya
Comments:Work name SN05; 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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1743 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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