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Northwest Africa 8568
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8568
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8568
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 3.2 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Iron, IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8568 (NWA 8568)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

History: Purchased in 2014 by Don Hurkot from Labenne, who acquired it in 2012 from a nomad in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Single iron mass with oxidized exterior, centimeter-sized regmaglypts; specimen is 14 × 10 × 3.5 cm.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This iron meteorite consists primarily of kamacite with minor amounts of taenite. Taenite often occurs as isolated skeletal inclusions 5-50 μm wide, up to 1 mm long, within host kamacite. Etched surface on 60 mm × 30-20 mm slab shows kamacite bands with apparent width 0.3-0.5 mm. Neumann lines.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition, ICP-MS (C. Herd and G. Chen, UAb): Ni ? 5.1, Co 0.26 (all wt%); Ga 2.2, As 4.7, Mo 5.6, Ru 3.6, Pd 3.6, W 0.6, Ir 2.0, Au 1.8 (all ppm). EMPA, focused beam (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM): kamacite Fe 94.03±0.74, Ni 7.01±0.09, Co 0.45±0.08 (wt%), n=6; taenite Fe 75.86±6.37, Ni 23.60±6.09, Co 0.21±0.11 (wt%), n=3.

Classification: Bulk data by ICP-MS and structural classification are consistent with a IVA iron. Iron meteorite (IVA). Fine octahedrite.

Specimens: 21.6 g on deposit at UNM, KD Meteorites holds 306.6 g, Don Hurkot holds the main mass.

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Date:P 2014
Mass (g):3200
Class:Iron, IVA
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Don Hurkot
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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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