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Northwest Africa 859
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 859
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 859
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 75.3 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 66:
Origin or pseudonym:Taza, Morocco
Date:2001
Mass (g):75.3 kg
Pieces:several
Class:Iron ung.
Fayalite (mol%):-
Classifier:J. Wasson (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):110
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:anonymous dealers
Comments:Plessitic octahedrite, Co = 13.1 mg/g, Ni = 159.3 mg/g, Cu = 296 ug/g, Ga = 87.0 ug/g, Ge = 2200 ug/g, As = 54 pg/g, W = 6.8 ug/g, Ir = 2.45 pg/g, Pt = 37.7 ug/g, Au = 6.52 ug/g.
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5838 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2066 unapproved names)
Synonyms: Taza (In NHM Cat; Changed from Northwest Africa 856)

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