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Northwest Africa 4701
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4701
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4701
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1276 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 4701 (NWA 4701)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex)

Physical characteristics: A weathered, but slow to rust sample (top and bottom faces each ~4x5 cm) with total area of about 35 cm2.

Petrography: Ataxite; no octahedral pattern but a fine pattern is visible at high magnification. One 4 mm schreibersite observed. 

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 6.07, Ni (mg/g) 169.3, Ga (µg/g) 8.8, Ge (µg/g) <80, As (µg/g) 34.1, Ir (µg/g) 0.0190, Au (µg/g) 3.20.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):1276
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB complex
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):47
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Birdsell
Comments:Submitted by Wasson
Institutions
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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)
Birdsell: Arizona Skies Meteorites, P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, United States; Website (private address)
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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 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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