Rare, IIIE Iron Meteorite NWA 4704


Stunning new Saharan Iron NWA 4704 specimen is an extremely Rare IIIE iron (only 14 other IIIE irons are known to exist!) NWA 4704 is the Official name for this lovely IIIE, iron meteorite from the Saharan desert.

Writeup from Meteoritical Bulletin online:
Northwest Africa 4704 (NWA 4704)
(Northwest Africa)
Purchased: 2007
Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIE)
Petrography: Bands are short, swollen, but no inclusions visible in the centers. No FeS or schreibersite identified. Sample crossed by small cracks showing oxidation (very minor) at edges. Plessite, mainly dark gray or finely banded, is abundant, ~33% of area. No heat altered zone. Kamacite bandwidth ~0.7 mm.
Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.89, Ni (mg/g) 89.0, Ga (µg/g) 17.5, Ge (µg/g) <60, As (µg/g) 4.73, Ir (µg/g) 0.149, Au (µg/g) 0.86.
Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.



The following NWA 4704 IIIE Main Mass is available for University or Museum Trade or purchase or the advanced collector of rare Iron meteorites:


NWA 4704 Iron Meteorite

NWA 4704 Iron Meteorite

NWA 4704 Iron Meteorite

 


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