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Nova 019
Basic information Name: Nova 019
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (unknown)
Mass:help 19.87 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 4 Sep 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Nova 019

Purchased in USA

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

History: Purchased by Raymond Klein in Hammonton, NJ in 2016 from an antique shop.

Physical characteristics: The original mass has a roughly triangular shape measuring about 28 × 20 × 16.5 cm. It has a dark brown, in parts shiny, exterior and is locally rusty red to light orange. Mass before cutting = 19867.3 g. Mass after cutting = 19421.2 g.

Petrography: J. Gross and S. Stevenson, Rut. Optical and Electron Microprobe (EPMA) investigation and bandwidth measurement of a 2 × 3.5 cm polished and etched slice reveals a well-developed Widmanstatten pattern consistent with a fine octahedrite (average bandwidth = 0.325 ±0.075 mm, n = 20). Plessite is common. One Iron sulfide inclusion was observed that seemed to be zoned from core to rim.

Geochemistry: J. Gross and S. Stevenson, Rut. Bulk composition obtained by solution ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS using Hoba, Gibeon, and NIST glasses as a calibration standard: Ni = 7.95 wt%, Co = 3.64 mg/g; Ir = 1.6, Pt = 5.1, Os = 2.0, Ru = 2.5, Au = 1.1, Ga = 1.8, Ge = 0.4, As = 3.0, Re = 0.2, Cu = 202.1, Mn = 0.5, P = 315.4, Mo = 4.3, Cr = 191.6 (all μg/g). Iron Sulfide inclusion by EPMA. Core: Fe = 57.4, S = 36.6, Cr =4.0, Ni = 0.05 (n = 15; all in element wt%); Rim: Fe = 73.9, S = 20.4, Cr = 1.4, Ni = 3.0 (n= 10; all in element wt%).

Classification: Iron, IVA, fine octahedrite.

Specimens: A total of 19323 g (one stone). Type specimen of 20.7 g at AMNH. 77.5 g remains at Rut for analyses; Raymond Klein holds the main mass.

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Place of purchase:Hammonton, NJ
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):19867.3 g
Class:Iron, IVA
Classifier:J.Gross, S. Stevenson, Rut
Type spec mass (g):20.67
Type spec location:AMNH
Main mass:Raymond Klein
Finder:Purchased by Raymond Klein
Comments:Submitted by Juliane Gross (RU)
   and collections
AMNH: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States (institutional address; updated 18 May 2013)
Rut: Department of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, United States (institutional 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 34 approved meteorites from (unknown) (plus 15 unapproved names)

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