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Northwest Africa 13760
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13760
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13760
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 36.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 25 Apr 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13760 (NWA 13760)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: March 2020

Classification: Iron meteorite

History: Collected by an anonymous finder in the Sahara. Bought in Tindouf, Algeria.

Physical characteristics: A single dark piece.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) The meteorite is made of 73 vol% Fe,Ni metal (kamacite, and plessite), and 27 vol% troilite in the form of convoluted connected grains, sometimes enclosing metal. Schreibersite is found adjacent to troilite. Other minerals: chromite (to 200 µm), phosphate (to 100 µm).

Geochemistry: Kamacite Fe93.7Ni7.50Co0.79 (wt%, n=4). Taenite Fe68.7Ni32.8Co0.26 (wt%, n=1). Phosphate: P2O5 39.6, FeO 36.4, Na2O 9.3, MgO 6.2, K2O 4.6, MnO 4.0 (wt%, n=1).

Classification: Iron. Reminiscent of other sulfide-rich iron meteorites such as Northwest Africa 8480 and Sahara 03505.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tindouf, Algeria
Date:P March 2020
Mass (g):36.1
Pieces:1
Class:Iron
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):7.96
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name K513; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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CreditPhotos
Public domain photographs:
Jerome Gattacceca   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8037 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1947 unapproved names)

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