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Northwest Africa 3208
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3208
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3208
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 159 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
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Northwest Africa 3208 (NWA 3208)

(Northwest Africa)

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Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

Petrography: Strongly weathered iron, no heat-altered zone. Structure visible upon polishing, less clear upon etching. Kamacite bandwidth ~0.9 mm. Shear-produced offset of ~1 mm in bands near one edge of small (36x14 mm) section. No inclusions, consistent with very high Ir content, at extreme of IIIAB.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.95, Ni (mg/g) 75.8, Ga (µg/g) 17.7, Ge (µg/g) <50, As (µg/g) 3.25, Ir (µg/g) 18.9, Au (µg/g) 0.48.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:unknown
Mass (g):159
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):27
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Utas
Comments:Submitted by Wasson
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7374 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1957 unapproved names)

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