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Northwest Africa 15738
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15738
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15738
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1169 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2024)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 15 Jul 2023
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Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15738 (NWA 15738)

Algeria

Find: 2022 Jun 19

Classification: Pallasite

History: Bought by Emilie Cèbe and Arnaud Valz-Blin (Eclectic-Art) on June 19, 2022, from Yunès Chaoui, a Moroccan dealer who had bought the material from an Algerian dealer.

Physical characteristics: Irregular brown stones showing cm-size cavities

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Cm-sized olivine crystals set in a metal network (~50 vol%). Accessory troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa12.4±0.1, FeO/MnO=37.0±5.4 (n=4).

Classification: Pallasite (main group)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Eclectic Art.

Data from:
  MB112
  Table 0
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Date:2022 Jun 19
Mass (g):1168.58
Pieces:85
Class:Pallasite
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):12.4±0.1 (n=4)
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Emilie Cèbe and Arnaud Valz-Blin (Eclectic-Art)
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CMA160/EA001; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1376 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 31 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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