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Nova 023
Basic information Name: Nova 023
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (unknown)
Mass:help 537 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Nova 023


Purchased: 2014

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: Purportedly found on a beach, 7 km NNE of Sorso, Sardinia, Italy. Reported to NMBE by the finder on 22 Nov 2012. Sample presented to UCLA by B. Hofmann in 2014.

Physical characteristics: The surface of the specimen is mostly metal with little rust, with remnants of an earlier rust, so likely the specimen has been cleaned. However the finder reported that he did not clean the sample.

Geochemistry: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA): INAA data, Ni = 64.7, Co = 4.64 (both mg/g), Ga = 89.1, As = 10.9, W = 1.29, Ir = 3.47, Au = 1.419 (all µg/g).

Classification: Iron, IAB main group. Probably paired with Campo del Cielo.

Specimens: Type specimen (22 g) and main mass at NMBE. INAA sample (2g ) at UCLA.

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Date:P 2014
Mass (g):537
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Comments:Submitted by J.T. Wasson
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 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. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites from (unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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