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Nova 059
Basic information Name: Nova 059
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (unknown)
Mass:help 370 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Oct 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Nova 059


Find: 2016

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: This meteorite was reportedly discovered by Ingo Klümper, Brandlecht, while he was searching with metal detector in 5 cm depth beside a forest path SW of Nordhorn/Lower Saxony (52°22.696’N, 7°05.919’E) on Feb. 27, 2016. However, a find in eolian sand is neither consistent with very high accumulation of U (see below), which requires a much higher terrestrial age than the embedding sediment, nor with crack fillings of carbonates. Noble gas isotopes and radionuclides require a very large crater-forming object. Therefore this report is in doubt.

Physical characteristics: (R. Bartoschewitz Bart) One iron piece of about 7.5 × 4 × 3 cm and 370 g.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz Bart) The meteorite shows a bulky coarse Widmannstätten pattern with bandwidth of 2-5 mm with Neumann lines and rhabdite. Graphite, troilite and schreibersite occur on kamacite boundaries. Corrosion cracks filled with Fe-hydroxides and carbonates.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz Bart) Chemistry (M. Humayun, Univ. of Florida Tallahassee by laser ablation ICP-MS, standards Odessa, Toluca, Staunton, Dungannon) Co = 0.47, Ni = 5.99 (both in wt.%); Cu = 104, Ga = 88, Ge = 398, As = 13, Sb = 0.33, Ir = 3.38, Au = 1.52 (all in ppm). Radionuclides (M. Laubenstein, INFN Gran Sasso) 26Al (<0.10 dpm/kg) reflects a preatmospheric radius of >85 cm and sample depth of >40 cm. 238U (2.1±0.2 ng/g) likely due to terrestrial contamination. Noble gas isotopes (K. Nagao, KOPRI Incheon) cosmogenic 3He/21Ne = 94.

Classification: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): Iron (IAB MG, coarse octahedrite), possibly a piece of Campo del Cielo.

Specimens: 21.5 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass with Ingo Klümper and 122 g with Bart.

Data from:
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Mass (g):370
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):21.5
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ingo Klümper, Brandlecht
Finder:Ingo Klümper (Brandlecht)
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
KOPRI: Korea Polar Research Institute, 26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, 406-840, South Korea; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites from (unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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