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Northwest Africa 1882
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1882
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1882
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.44 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-C
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-C    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-C.   [show all]
Search for other: Class C mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1882

Western Sahara

Found 2003

Mesosiderite

Many stones totaling 4438 g were found in 2003 by an anonymous finder in Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): several stones are partially covered by fusion crust; contains up to several cm sized metal nodules; metal is mostly kamacite with some taenite; silicate portion is dominantly Mg-rich pyroxene, Fs26Wo3 (Fs23.4-28.7Wo2-4.7) and plagioclase, An92 (An90.1-94.4); accessories include silica, chromite, and phosphate; oxygen isotopic composition (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ18O = 3.36, δ17O = 1.42 ‰.; low degree of shock; low to medium degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen 22 g plus one polished thin section, MNB; main mass, S. Ralew, Germany.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 49:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):4438
Pieces:many
Class:Mes
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22
Main mass:Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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