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Northwest Africa 14352
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14352
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14352
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 155.5 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 71 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14352 (NWA 14352)

Adrar, Algeria

Find: 2021

Classification: Pallasite

History: A single sample was found near Adrar and was eventually purchased by Carlos Muñecas from a dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: The weathered stone is brown and roughly tabular in shape. The exterior of the stone lacks fusion crust and the interior shows oxidized submetallic regions surrounding rounded to subangular-shaped yellowish-green olivine crystals.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App): Sample is composed of oxidized metals enclosing rounded olivine crystals. Olivine crystals are crosscut by FeOH minerals. Additional minerals are: chromite, troilite and accessory troilite.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine - Fa13.8±0.2, Fe/Mn=45.0±1.2, n=10

Classification: (Pallasite). Based on textures and olivine composition sample is a pallasite.

Specimens: Carlos Muñecas (Expometeoritos) holds the main mass. A polished mount and a 20.84 g end piece are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:Adrar
Date:2021
Mass (g):155.5
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite
Fayalite (mol%):13.8±0.2
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):20.84
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Carlos Muñecas (Expometeoritos)
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
Institutions
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App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 171 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1194 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 28 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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