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Northwest Africa 2743
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2743
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2743
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 5.46 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IC
Recommended:  Iron, IC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IC.   [show all]
Search for other: IC irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Aug 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 2743 (NWA 2743)

Morocco

Found: 2005

Classification: Iron meteorite (IC)

Petrography (J. Wasson, UCLA): Compositionally identical to Chihuahua City. The observed area is 55 cm2. Irregular kamacite bands ~2 mm thick are partly resorbed to create wider bands. Some schreibersite present at grain boundaries. Several FeS-graphite (?) inclusions were noted.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.76, Ni (mg/g) 67.5, Ga (µg/g) 52.6, Ge (µg/g) 195, As (µg/g) 8.28, Ir (µg/g) 0.127, Au (µg/g) 0.971

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Tazarine
Date:2005
Mass (g):5463
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IC
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):212
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Birdsell
Comments:Submitted by Wasson
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Birdsell: Arizona Skies Meteorites, P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, 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:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1406 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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