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Northwest Africa 14736
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14736
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14736
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 340 g
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 119 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Mar 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 14736 (NWA 14736)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Mar

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Iron meteorite with coarse octahedrite structure. Average kamacite bandwidth 1.8±0.5 mm. Multiple sets of Neumann bands are visible. No silicate inclusions were observed.

Geochemistry: XRF measurement of a polished cut surface gives Ni 7.73 wt% and Co 0.50 wt%. (V. Debaille, ULB) Composition of the metal (ICP-MS) is Co=0.44 wt%, Cr=7.0±0.13, Cu=118.5±1.2, Ga=71.0±2.0, As=9.94±0.26, Mo=6.81±0.05, Pd=4.07±0.03, Ir=2.11±0.10, and Au=1.14±0.06 (all in ppm ± 1 sigma). Ge was not measured.

Classification: Iron (IAB complex, main group). The Au content is slightly lower than for IAB iron meteorites, which is interpreted as an underestimation of Au by the ICP-MS method.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz

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Place of purchase:Tindouf, Algeria
Date:P 2021 Mar
Mass (g):339.6
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K542; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50 - 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium (institutional address; updated 27 Sep 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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