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Northwest Africa 14441
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14441
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1778 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Main group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14441 (NWA 14441)

Morocco

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Pallasite-PMG

History: Purchased by Jay Piatek from Rachid Chaoi in 2021.

Physical characteristics: Exterior is irregular, dark brown, and weathered lacking fusion crust. Saw cut surface shows angular cm-sized brown to dark-orange olivine grains set in metal. The modal abundances are approximately 60% olivine 40% metal.

Petrography: (A. Ross, C. Agee, UNM) Reflected light microscopy and electron microprobe analysis reveal the presence olivine, kamacite, taenite, troilite, chromite and schreibersite.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, C. Agee, UNM) Olivine Fa11.9±0.1, Fe/Mn=39±1, Fe/Mg=0.13±0.00, n=6; kamacite Ni=6.6±0.7, Co=0.58±0.04 (wt%), n=2; taenite Ni=23.7±1.3, Co=0.25±0.05 (wt%), n=2.

Classification: Pallasite (main group)

Specimens: 21 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Jay Piatek holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):1778
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite-PMG
Shock stage:Low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):11.9±0.1
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Jay Piatek
Comments:Fieldname JP-4024; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1903 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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