Northwest Africa 859 meteorite (NWA 859), Northwest Africa Meteoritesi
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An ungrouped iron (Plessitic octahedrite) meteorite found in 2001. Total weight was 75.3 kg. Several pieces exist with the type specimen (110 grams) located in the holdings of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Classifed by J. Wasson (UCLA).
Composition data: Plessitic octahedrite, Co = 13.1 mg/g, Ni = 159.3 mg/g, Cu = 296 ug/g, Ga = 87.0 ug/g, Ge = 2200 ug/g, As = 54 pg/g, W = 6.8 ug/g, Ir = 2.45 pg/g, Pt = 37.7 ug/g, Au = 6.52 ug/g.
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Russell, Sara S., Zipfel, Jutta, Grossman, Jeffrey N., & Grady, Monica M. (2002), The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, Table 6, line 66, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 37, Supplement: A157-A184.
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