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Northwest Africa 959
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 959
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 959
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 415 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Iron, IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 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 26 Aug 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 959 (NWA 959)

(Northwest Africa)

Found: unknown

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

Petrography (J. Wasson, UCLA): Fine octahedrite with 250-300 μm kamacite bands traversing fields of dark plessite and bounded by taenite that grades through cloudy to about 20-40 μm of clear taenite. Kamacite shows many crossing ε-structure bandlets. Rare, small, unidentified yellowish inclusions showing fewer polishing-induced pits than taenite.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.27, Ni (mg/g) 94.8, Ga (µg/g) 1.81, Ge (µg/g) <50, As (µg/g) 14.8, Ir (µg/g) 0.346, Au (µg/g) 2.63

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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:unknown
Mass (g):415
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IVA
Classifier:Wasson
Type spec mass (g):22.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:GHupé
Comments:Submitted by Wasson
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)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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