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Northeast Africa 007
Basic information Name: Northeast Africa 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NEA 007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Libya
Mass:help 803 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 18 Dec 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northeast Africa 007 (NEA 007)


Purchased: 2016 Nov

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: Purchased by the owner in Zagora in November 2016. Reportedly found by the seller in Libya.

Physical characteristics: The main mass is elongate and shaped like an axeblade. It has a dark brown, dimpled exterior.

Petrography: Polished and etched surfaces display equant grains of kamacite up to ~0.5 cm in diameter, with 120° junctions. Equilibrated texture is also present at the <50 μm scale. Inclusions of euhedral schreibersite up to 0.5 mm are present throughout. One cut surface shows a vein of schreibersite ~0.7 cm wide and 4 cm long, offset by planar shear surfaces.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd and G. Chen UAb): Ni = 6.3, Co = 0.47 (both wt%); Ir = 0.02, Ga = 53, As = 9.45, W = 0.7, Re < 0.008, Os < 0.04, Cu = 97, Au = 1.3 (all μg/g).

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): IIAB iron. Composition is consistent with the low-Ir end of the IIAB group. Texture suggests recrystallization as a result of shock heating.

Specimens: Type specimen consisting of a representative slice (15.2 g) and several small pieces (total 20.5 g) at UAb. Main mass with Kuntz.

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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2016 Nov
Mass (g):803
Class:Iron, IIAB
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:Field name K316; submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 1531 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)

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