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Northwest Africa 8348
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8348
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8348
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 518 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Iron, IAB-sHL
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sHL    [explanation]

This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sHL.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 7 May 2014
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Northwest Africa 8348 (NWA 8348)

Morocco

Purchased: June 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sHL)

Petrography: Plessitic octahedrite with anomalous structure. Plessitic cm-sized domains with relict Widmanstätten pattern in their center, separated by a continuous millimeter-thick undulose network of swathing kamacite and schreibersite crystals, up to 8 mm long. Neighboring plessitic domains have incoherent orientation. Contact between kamacite and plessitic domains is enriched in Ni. X-ray fluorescence maps were used to characterize mineralogy/structure.

Geochemistry: Composition by ICPMS (K. Tachikawa, CEREGE): 5.49 mg/g Co, 146.5 mg/g Ni, 20.1 μg/g Cr, 495 μg/g Cu, 20.3 μg/g Ga, 54.1 μg/g Ge, 27.1 μg/g As, 0.1 μg/g Ir, 2.2 μg/g Pt, 2.5 μg/g Au.

Classification: IAB-sHL

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P June 2010
Mass (g):518
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB-sHL
Classifier:P. Rochette, K. Tachikawa, B. Devouard
Type spec mass (g):23.2
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name K173; submitted by P. Rochette
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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