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Northwest Africa 4708
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 9.63 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 4708 (NWA 4708)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 5.07, Ni (mg/g) 78.9, Ga (µg/g) 20.0, Ge (µg/g) <80, As (µg/g) 4.88, Ir (µg/g) 3.86, Au (µg/g) 0.679.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):9625
Pieces:~10
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):53
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Birdsell
Comments:Possibly paired with NWA 1430 (Tata); no new structural observations.; submitted by Wasson
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Birdsell: Arizona Skies Meteorites, P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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