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Nova 058
Basic information Name: Nova 058
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: (unknown)
Mass:help 700 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  Iron, IAB-sLL
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLL    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLL.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 27 Jun 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Nova 058

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Find: before 1968

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sLL)

History: The meteorite was given before 1968 to Djalma Guimarães (now deceased) from Industrial Technology Institute (ITI, Minas Gerais) while he was working in João Pinheiro (Minas Gerais). The meteorite was then kept by Prof. Cláudio Vieira Dutra until the inauguration of the Djalma Guimarães Museum in 2000.

Physical characteristics: Semi prismatic shape.

Petrography: (F. N. Puchetta, UFOP and M. E. Zucolotto MN/UFRJ) - Etched sections display a coarse widmanstätten structure with bandwidth of 1.80±0.50 mm. Neumann lines are common. Plessite occurs in minor amounts as degenerated comb, pearlitic and spheroidized plessite. Some acicular and martensitic plessite is also observed. Cohenite is very common on most sections. Troilite and schreibersite are also present. Rhabdites are very common and tetragonal prisms in some kamacite lamellae.

Geochemistry: 7.9 wt% Ni; 0.47 wt% Co; 80.0 ppm Ga; 335 ppm Ge; 1.66 ppm Au (INAA, J.T. Wasson, UCLA)

Classification: Iron, IAB-sLL

Specimens: type specimen MNRJ. Main mass at Museu Djalma Guimarães (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

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State/Prov/County:Minas Gerais
Origin or pseudonym:field
Date:before 1968
Mass (g):700
Class:Iron, IAB-sLL
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:MNRJ
Main mass:Museu Djalma Guimarães (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Comments:Submitted by Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto
   and collections
MNRJ: Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20940-040, Brazil (institutional address; updated 26 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites from (unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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