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Northwest Africa 14871
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14871
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14871
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 63 g
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 9 May 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14871 (NWA 14871)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022 Jan

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania in January, 2022.

Physical characteristics: Grayish fragment almost completely covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a complex polymict breccia composed of up to 4 mm sized basaltic and impact melt clasts as well as up 3 mm sized mineral framents in a fine-grained clastic matrix. Mineral fragments include orthopyroxene of diogenite composition (about 20 vol.%), exsolved pyroxene, magnesian and ferroan low-Ca pyroxene, zoned low-Ca pyroxene, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, troilite and metallic iron.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene host to augite exsolution lamellae: Fs53.4±0.2Wo2.0±0.1 (Fs53.0-53.7Wo1.9-2.1, FeO/MnO=31-34, n=7); augite exsolution lamellae: Fs22.9±0.2Wo42.6±0.3 (Fs22.6-23.0Wo42.1-43.0, FeO/MnO=27-29, n=7); diogenetic low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.8±0.2Wo2.2±0.3 (Fs21.5-22.2Wo1.9-2.6, FeO/MnO=25-27, n=10); magnesian low-Ca-pyroxene: Fs17.0±0.1Wo1.1±0.1 (Fs16.9-17.1Wo1.0-1.1, FeO/MnO=24-31, n=7); ferroan low-Ca-pyroxene: Fs33.7±0.6Wo3.1±0.8 (Fs16.9-17.1Wo1.0-1.1, FeO/MnO=26-28, n=7); zoned low-Ca-pyroxene: Fs32.0±4.5Wo3.0±0.2 (Fs26.4-37.4Wo2.5-3.2, FeO/MnO=28-32, n=8); calcic plagioclase: An90.0±1.7 (An88.4-94.2, n=8)

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Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2022 Jan
Mass (g):63
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):53.4; 22.9; 21.8; 17.0; 33.7; 32.0
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0; 42.6; 2.2; 1.1; 3.1; 3.0
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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