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Nova 015
Basic information Name: Nova 015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Chile?
Mass:help 5.37 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Iron, IAB complex
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 76 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 15 Oct 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Nova 015


Purchased: 2004

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex)

History: The sample was bought by Dr. Peter Schlathoelter (Ibbenbueren, Germany) as a single piece of 5.37 kg in 2004 in Barri Gotic, a suburb of Barcelona, in a small jewelry store. He was told that the son of the owner would preferentially search for meteorites in the desert of northern Chile, but this find location is not certain.

Petrography: (S. Ebert, A. Bischoff, IfP) The iron meteorite contains cm-sized silicate inclusions. The inclusions contain plagioclase, ~Ab80-85 and low-Ca pyroxene, ~Fs5.

Geochemistry: (C. Proksche and M. Regelous, FAU, Mario Fischer-Gödde, IfP): Ni: 6.95 wt%; Ir: 5.72 ppm, Pt: 9.67 ppm.

Classification: (A. Bischoff and S. Ebert, IfP) Silicate compositions and Ni abundance support classification as IAB.

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Place of purchase:Barri Gotic (Barcelona)
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):5370
Class:Iron, IAB complex
Classifier:Bischoff A. and Ebert S., IfP
Type spec mass (g):530
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Dr. Peter Schlathölter
Comments:Submitted by Ebert S.
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
FAU: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Schlossplatz 4 91054 Erlangen, Germany (institutional address; updated 15 Oct 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is the only approved meteorite from Chile?

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