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Northwest Africa 14035
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14035
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14035
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 189 g
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 280 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14035 (NWA 14035)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, in late 2020 by Salamu Ali and later acquired by Andreas Schefzig.

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a polymict feldspathic breccia composed of up to 7-mm sized lithic clasts (gabbroic, fine-grained basaltic, impact melt) and mineral fragments set in a fine-grained clastic and partly shock-melted matrix. Main minerals are olivine of highly variable composition, low-Ca pyroxene, augite, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, fayalitic olivine, chromite, ilmenite, and FeS. No metal has been detected. Contains secondary calcite and barite.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa29.7±6.9 (Fa22.3-40.3, FeO/MnO=87±6, n=24); ferroan olivine: Fa75.0±0.1, FeO/MnO=94±3, n=3); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs19.4±0.2Wo4.3±0.2 (Fs18.6-19.8Wo4.0-4.6, FeO/MnO=51±5, n=15); ferroan Ca-pyroxene: Fs36.4±4.4Wo27.8±1.8 (Fs30.8-42.7Wo25.0-30.6, FeO/MnO=50±4, n=5, ); augite: Fs9.7±0.2Wo42.3±0.4 (Fs9.5-10.0Wo41.6-43.0, FeO/MnO=38±5, n=8); calcic plagioclase: An96.3±0.3 (An95.8-96.9, n=12)

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Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2020
Mass (g):189
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):29.7; 75.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.4; 36.4; 9.7
Wollastonite (mol%):4.3; 27.8; 42.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Andreas Schefzig
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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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