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Northwest Africa 14930
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14930
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14930
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.8 kg
Recommended:  L5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites classified as L5-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 5 Jul 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14930 (NWA 14930)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, melt breccia)

History: Purchased by Blaine Reed in April 2021 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) The specimen is composed mainly of a very fine-grained, melt-textured chondritic assemblage containing blebby metal and sulfide, plus dispersed small lithic clasts of shock-darkened L5 chondrite material. Both lithologies are composed of equilibrated olivine and low-Ca pyroxene together with accessory kamacite (unaltered), sodic plagioclase, augite, chromite, troilite and chlorapatite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.7±0.3, range Fa24.2-25.0, N = 6), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.9±0.2Wo1.7±0.2, range Fs20.6-21.3Wo1.3-1.8, N = 6), augite (Fs8.4Wo43.9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5-melt breccia). Clasts have shock stage S4.

Specimens: 87.2 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Reed.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2021 Apr
Mass (g):4798
Class:L5-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):87.2
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:B. Reed
Comments:Work name BR 115; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
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)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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