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Basic information Name: Nothing
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Iron, IID
Recommended:  Iron, IID    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IID.   [show all]
Search for other: IID irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 16 Sep 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Nothing        34°31’13.93"N, 113°20’8.93"W

Arizona, USA

Found: 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (IID)

History: In 2010, a gold prospector with a metal detector located an iron mass buried about 60 cm below the surface, 4.5 km north of Nothing, Arizona. The finder sold most of the mass (3.3 kg) in 2012 at a natural history auction, where it was purchased by K.D. Jenkerson.

Physical characteristics: Flattened, rusty mass covered in caliche. Interior relatively fresh.

Petrography: (L. Garvie, ASU) Etched sections display well-developed medium Widmanstätten pattern, with average bandwidth of 0.8 mm. Kamacite lamellae straight to swollen, with rounded ends where they abut against other lamellae. Kamacite displays abundant Neumann bands. Taenite and plessite cover about 45% by area; dark etching plessite predominates, comb and net plessite also present. Schreibersite occurs as abundant 0.5 to 3 μm inclusions in kamacite, as elongated skeletal crystals enveloped in swathing kamacite, and as uncommon lamellae. Only one (3 × 2 mm) troilite nodule observed.

Geochemistry: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA) Composition by INAA: 6.63 mg/g Co, 101.3 mg/g Ni, 295 μg/g Cu, 75.3 μg/g Ga, 4.92 μg/g As, 16.1 μg/g Ir, 20.2 μg/g Pt, and 0.628 μg/g Au. The Nothing meteorite is distinct from the other two IID irons from the southwestern US, Wallapai (3.99 μg/g Ir and 1.533 μg/g Au) and Needles (5.37 μg/g Ir and 1.404 μg/g Au). Its nearest relative is Carbo (14.3 μg/g Ir), but Nothing is compositionally well resolved.

Classification: Iron, IID

Specimens: 120.83 g at ASU

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Origin or pseudonym:desert scrub
Mass (g):3700
Class:Iron, IID
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:L. Garvie, ASU; J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):102.83
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:Keith and Dana Jenkerson
Comments:Submitted by L .Garvie
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 180 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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