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Northwest Africa 14281
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14281
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14281
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1786 g
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Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 604 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14281 (NWA 14281)

Algeria

Purchased: May 2019

Classification: Ureilite

History: The meteorite was found by an anonymous finder in northwest Africa and bought by the main mass holder in Morocco

Petrography: The meteorite mainly consists of olivine and orthopyroxene, but it also contains graphitic carbon. The grain sizes of olivine and orthopyroxene range from 0.3 to 1.5 mm. This rock is characterized by granular texture with triple junctions of the grain boundaries. Reverse zoning was observed in olivine.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa16.1-18.4, N=12; orthopyroxene Fs14.5-15.5Wo11.1-12.0, N=12

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P May 2019
Mass (g):1786
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Fayalite (mol%):17.8±0.7 (n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.0±0.3 (n=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):11.4±0.3 (n=12)
Classifier:Li shijie and Fan yan, IGCAS
Type spec mass (g):20.7
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Xu Qiang
Comments:Submitted by Li shijie
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IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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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 1187 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 28 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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