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Northwest Africa 14126
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14126
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14126
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.59 kg
Recommended:  R3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 63 approved meteorites classified as R3.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Aug 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14126 (NWA 14126)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 May

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, in May, 2021.

Physical characteristics: Many dark brownish fragments some of which partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a dark brownish to reddish interior and is a breccia composed of well defined mostly rounded chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 350 µm) and mineral fragments set in abundant matrix dominated by Fe-rich olivine. Some black melt fragments are present. Minor phases are Ca-pyroxene and sodic plagioclase, opaques are sulfides and Ti-bearing chromite; no metal has been detected.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa28.0±15.9 (Fa0.8-42.7, n=19); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs10.2±8.2Wo1.2±1.0 (Fs1.2-26.8Wo0.3-3.1, n=10); Ca-pyroxene: Fs10.6±0.9Wo46.5±0.8 (Fs9.4-11.7Wo45.3-47.3, n=5)

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2021 May
Mass (g):2592
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):28.0±15.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.2±8.2; 10.6±0.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2; 46.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):97.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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