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Northwest Africa 6279
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6279
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6279
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 11.45 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 25 Aug 2010
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Northwest Africa 6279 (NWA 6279)

Morocco

Purchased: 2009 Aug 20

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

Petrography: (J. Zipfel, Senck) Iron with Ogg structure and cm-sized troilite inclusions.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: (J. Wasson, UCLA) bulk composition (INAA: Ni = 64.700, Co = 4.86 (mg/g) and Ga = 54.9, Au = 1.090 (µg/g).

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Origin or pseudonym:Atlas mountains
Place of purchase:Midelt
Date:P 2009 Aug 20
Mass (g):11445
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IIAB
Classifier:J. Zipfel (Senck), J. Wasson (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:Senck
Main mass:anon
Comments:Submitted by J. Zipfel
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)
Senck: SENCKENBERG Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt Senckenberganlage 25 60325 Frankfurt am Main Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 4 Apr 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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Franco Vignato Photo added 19 Apr 2022
John A. Shea Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Mirko Graul Photo added 19 Apr 2022
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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