header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 14 Sep 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 3055
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3055
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3055
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1600 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-C
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-C    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-C.   [show all]
Search for other: Class C mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3055

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Mesosiderite

A single stone of 1600 g partly covered by fusion crust was found in 2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): stony portion consisting of large orthopyroxene, plagioclase, and phosphates grains with minor chromite, troilite and small FeNi-metal inclusions; orthopyroxene, Fs27.1 (range Fs25.8-29.4); plagioclase, An92.6 (range An91.2-95.5); contains regions dominated by large olivine (Fa28.8) grains with numerous small FeNi-metal, chromite, and orthopyroxene inclusions; metal is mostly kamacite with some taenite; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 21.1 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 196:
Date:2003
Mass (g):1600
Pieces:1
Class:Mes
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page