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NWA 14874 (220.3 gram) Main Mass

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Classification: Achondrite, Diogenite Noritic  S-low / W-low
Place/Time: 2022  in Morocco
Mass: 670g

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Light grayish rock without fusion crust.
Petrography: The meteorite displays an unbrecciated grayish interior and is predominantly composed of up to 5 mm sized interlocking orthopyroxene (56 vol%) and calcic plagioclase (42 vol%) grains with minor Ti-bearing chromite and troilite. Few orthopyroxenes contain blebby augite exsolutions.
Classification: Diogenite (noritic). Anomalous high plagioclase abundance (42 vol%).

NOTE: Its 7th diogenite mentioned as “Noritic” in Meteoritical Bulletin: NWA 6928, NWA 8000, NWA 10268, NWA 10388, NWA 12245, NWA 13580.