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Northwest Africa 11244
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11244
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11244
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1197 g
Classification
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Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 9 Jun 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11244 (NWA 11244)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017 Feb

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased by Gary Fujihara in February 2017 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Composed mainly of relatively large grains of olivine and iron hydroxides (from terrestrial weathering of primary metal). Some residual grains of kamacite and tetrataenite remain, along with accessory chromite, merrillite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa12.8-13.4, FeO/MnO = 61-62, N = 3).

Classification: Pallasite.

Specimens: 24.69 g including one polished endcut at UWB; remainder with Mr. G. Fujihara.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2017 Feb
Mass (g):1197
Pieces:many
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):12.8-13.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24.69
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:G. Fujihara
Comments:Work name GF17-2; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5898 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2063 unapproved names)

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