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Northwest Africa 3322
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3322
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3322
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1442 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Iron, IAB complex 
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 2 Mar 2012
Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 3322 (NWA 3322)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007 Apr

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex)

History: An iron meteorite was purchased by a Moroccan meteorite dealer in Zagora in April 2004 and was sold to Rainer Bartoschewitz at the Meteorite Fair in Gifhorn in May 2007.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite is an oriented shield shaped 1442 g mass, with many regmaglypts on one side.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): The meteorite shows Widmannstätten pattern with bandwidth of ~1.5 mm, and partly bent Neumann lines and fusion crust with transitional α2 zone.

Geochemistry: (C. Meyer, H. Becker, FUB, by ICP-MS) Composition of the metal is Co = 0.51, Ni = 7.30 Ni (both in wt%); Cu = 157.9, Ga = 46, W = 0.59, Ir = 0.75, Pt = 3.3 (all in ppm). XRF (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) shows Co = 0.62, Ni = 8.68 (both in wt%).

Classification: Iron (IAB complex, medium octahedrite)

Specimens: Type specimen 21 g, FUB. Main mass 1361 g Bart.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 1167:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2007 Apr
Mass (g):1442
Class:Iron, IAB complex
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:FUB
Main mass:Bart
Comments:Submitted by Bartoschewitz
   and collections
FUB: Freie Universität Berlin, Inst. für Geologische Wissenschaften, Malteserstrasse 74-100, D-12249 Berlin, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Aug 2012)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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