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Northwest Africa 968
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 968
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 968
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 20 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 26 Aug 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 968 (NWA 968)

(Northwest Africa)

Found: unknown

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sLH)

Petrography (J. Wasson, UCLA): Iron with silicates (roughly 30% of area). There is extensive corrosion, up to 1.7 mm. Kamacite bandwidth 80±20 μm. Numerous patches (~5 mm across) have different octahedral orientations. Taenite well developed. Dark plessite is acicular. Silicates intimately mixed with FeS.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 5.45, Ni (mg/g) 132.5, Ga (µg/g) 26.8, Ge (µg/g) <200, As (µg/g) 21.9, Ir (µg/g) 1.96, Au (µg/g) 1.72

Data from:
  MB99
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:unknown
Mass (g):20
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB-sLH
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):4.1
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:GHupé
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)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, 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 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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