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Northwest Africa 11859
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11859
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11859
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11859 (NWA 11859)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: Purportedly found in the NWA area. Presented to UCLA by A. Aaronson in 2017.

Geochemistry: (J.T. Wasson, UCLA): INAA data, Ni = 69.1, Co = 4.54 (both mg/g), Ga = 94.9, As = 11.8, W = 1.27, Ir = 3.75, Au = 1.485 (all µg/g).

Classification: Iron, IAB main group. Probably paired with Campo del Cielo.

Specimens: Type specimen at UCLA.

Data from:
  MB107
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Date:P 2017
Mass (g):78000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):125
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:unknown
Comments:Submitted by J.T. 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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6984 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2008 unapproved names)

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