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Northwest Africa 2678
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2678
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2678
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 381 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 137 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 2678 (NWA 2678)

Morocco

Purchased: 2004

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

Petrography: Ni-poor ataxite, equiaxed ~0.1 mm crystals; one region shows ghost bands ~0.5 mm wide. No inclusions recognized.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.47, Ni (mg/g) 54.5, Ga (µg/g) 58.0, Ge (µg/g) ~160, As (µg/g) 3.83, Ir (µg/g) 21.70, Au (µg/g) 0.527.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):381
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IIAB
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Birdsell
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)
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 1386 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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