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Northeast Africa 002
Basic information Name: Northeast Africa 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NEA 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northeast Africa)
Mass:help 5.48 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  IID-an
Recommended:  Iron, IID-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IID-an.   [show all]
Search for other: IID irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 16 Jan 2006
Revised 3 Feb 2006: Revised writeup
Writeup from MB 90:

Northeast Africa 002

Possibly Libya

Find: 2004

Iron (IID, anomalous)

History: A 5480 g iron meteorite was purchased in 2004.

Petrography: (J. Wasson, UCLA) The meteorite consists of small domains 0.81 × 2 cm, filled with a fine Widmanstätten pattern of kamacite bandlets, often in parallel clusters of several bands, each ~0.2 mm wide. No inclusions are present. Cracks are present between several of the domains. Bulk composition: Cr = 138, Co = 6.6, Ni = 102 (all mg/g); Cu = 259, Ga = 71, As = 4.2, W = 3.0, Ir = 23, and Au = 0.56 (all µg/g).

Classification: Iron (IID) with anomalous structure. The bulk composition is similar to that of IID-an Arltunga, which has an anomalous (but still finer) structure.

Specimens: A 131 g full slice type specimen is on deposit at UCLA. John Birdsell holds the main mass.

   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Birdsell: Arizona Skies Meteorites, P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from (Northeast Africa)

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