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Northwest Africa 14787
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14787
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14787
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 830 g
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 789 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 19 Mar 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14787 (NWA 14787)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Jason Whitcomb in June 2021 from an Algerian dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Well-formed, unequilibrated chondrules containing either devitrified glass or clear glass are set in a fine grained matrix containing altered kamacite, taenite, troilite, chromite and chlorapatite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.7±13.1, range Fa1.1-42.5, N = 14; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.01-0.66 wt.%, mean 0.13 wt.%, sd 0.20 wt.%, N = 12), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs16.8±8.6Wo1.1±1.1, range Fs2.4-23.9Wo0.2-2.9, N = 7). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.64.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Specimens: 23.6 g including one polished thick section at PSF; remainder with Mr. J. Whitcomb.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2021 Jun
Mass (g):830
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±13.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8±8.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±1.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:(A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU)
Type spec mass (g):23.6
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:J. Whitcomb
Comments:Work name JW-57; submitted by A. Irving
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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. 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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