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Northwest Africa 14337
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14337
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14337
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 37.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 421 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14337 (NWA 14337)

Morocco

Find: 2015

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

History: Discovered by Ait Kabboura Imad close to Taguerount in 2015, approximately 31°15’N, 4°30’W

Physical characteristics: nearly complete individual of 37.2 g with black, partly lustrous fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Polymict breccia of basaltic eucrite, diogenite (orthopyroxene) and mineral fragments set into a more fine-grained clastic and related matrix (eucritic/diogenitic~0.5). Minor minerals include silica, ilmenite, chromite, troilite, kamacite, and taenite. Metal grains show weak rust halos.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) poor Ca pyroxene Fs30.7(22-64)Wo2.5(1-4), FeO/MnO=31 (n=20); pigeonite En38-61Fs56-33Wo5-11 (n=3); augite En31-33Fs27-31Wo37-42 (n=3); feldspar An81-96Or<1.5 (n=5); chromite CRAL=81-86, FFM=82-9792 (n=2); silica, ilmenite (MgO=1 wt%;n=1), troilite, kamazite (Ni=2.5-3.4,Co=0.2-0.7 wt%, n=4). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) logc=3.68

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

Specimens: 7.47 g on deposit at Kiel, Ait Kabboura Imad (Liege/B) holds the main mass, and 7 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2015
Mass (g):37.2
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.7±11.7 (n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5±0.9
Magnetic suscept.:3.68
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):7.47
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ait Kabboura Imad, Liege/B
Finder:Ait Kabboura Imad
Comments:working name AKI013; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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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 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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