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Northwest Africa 14895
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14895
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14895
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 216 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L4-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as L4-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 May 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14895 (NWA 14895)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Tindouf, Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Almost black rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: Chondritic melt breccia composed of L4 type regions set in a melt rock matrix. L4 regions contain well-defined, partly flattened and mostly packed chondrules with an apparent mean diameter of about 0.7 mm. The fine-grained shock melt contains abundant FeNi metal and sulfide spherules.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tindouf, Algeria
Date:P 2021 Dec
Mass (g):216
Pieces:1
Class:L4-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.5±0.3 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.3 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.1 (n=7)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8636 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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