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Northwest Africa 8302
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8302
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8302
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 22.4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 14 Mar 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8302 (NWA 8302)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

Petrography: A 139 g piece of the type specimen shows a typical hexahedrite structure. Inclusions are common but small. Most are FeS, 1-3 mm in long dimension, and always surrounded by schreibersite. Oxidation is minor, and mainly at inclusion boundaries; there may be a heat-altered zone but better sample prep is needed to confirm this. There are parallel 1 mm thick bands crossing the specimen, which may be shear zones that were later annealed.

Geochemistry: Composition: Co, 4.54 mg/g; Ni, 57.0 mg/g; Ga, 59.6 μg/g; Ge, <250 μg/g; As, 4.6 μg/g Ir, 7.6 μg/g; and Au, 0.59 μg/g. No close NWA relatives; nearest in Ir is NWA 3202 with 11.4 μg/g.

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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2010
Mass (g):22400
Class:Iron, IIAB
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):147
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:Submitted by J.T. Wasson, UCLA
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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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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