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Northwest Africa 3206
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3206
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3206
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 174 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IAB-sLH
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLH    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLH.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
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Northwest Africa 3206 (NWA 3206)

(Northwest Africa)

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Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sLH)

Petrography: Meteorite has a fine, uniform plessitic texture; there is no pattern, so it is best classified as an ataxite. It is compositionally a member of IAB-sLH whose other members show octahedral structures. The meteorite is nearly identical in composition to LEW 86540 which exhibits a pattern with bandwidth of ~0.03 mm.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 5.97, Ni (mg/g) 195.2, Ga (µg/g) 3.52, Ge (µg/g) <80, As µg/g) 28.5, Ir (µg/g) 0.049, Au (µg/g) 1.80.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:unknown
Mass (g):174
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB-sLH
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):23.1
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Utas
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)
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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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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