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Northwest Africa 3205
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3205
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3205
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1374 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [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 3205 (NWA 3205)

(Northwest Africa)

Find date unknown

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB, ungrouped)

Petrography: Polished, etched 4x3 cm face of main mass. Moderately weathered, no heat-altered zone. Beautiful octahedral structure. Bands ~1 cm long, have 0.05 mm dots of schreibersite in interiors. Kamacite wider near schreibersites. One large inclusion 13x4 mm has schreibersite, troilite and possibly graphite. Plessite, mostly fine, covers ~40% of area.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 8.09, Ni (mg/g) 117.1, Ga (µg/g) 33.3, Ge (µg/g) 52, As (µg/g) 16.9, Ir (µg/g) 14.8, Au (µg/g) 1.79.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:unknown
Mass (g):1374
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB-ung
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):85.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Utas
Comments:Submitted by Wasson
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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 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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