Rare, IAB-sHL Iron Meteorite NWA 4706


Stunning new Saharan Iron NWA 4706 specimens with brilliant etch pattern! NWA 4706 is the official name for this gorgeous, nickel-rich octahedrite from the Saharan desert.

Writeup from Meteoritical Bulletin online:
Northwest Africa 4706 (NWA 4706)
(Northwest Africa)
Purchased: 2006
Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sHL)
Petrography: Fine octahedrite, attractive. There is much fine plessite, 40-50% of the area. Schreibersite is present as small, 0.2 mm wide, 0.3 to 0.5 mm long, grains in the centers of wide kamacites, and is especially abundant at intersections of kamacite bands. No troilite observed. Paired with NWA 4710 and NWA 3200; kamacite bandwidth 0.4±0.1 mm.
Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 5.49, Ni (mg/g) 107.8, Ga (µg/g) 22.0, Ge (µg/g) 67, As (µg/g) 23.5, Ir (µg/g) 0.194, Au (µg/g) 2.34.
Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.



The following NWA 4706 Main Mass is available for University or Museum Trade or purchase or the advanced collector of rare Iron meteorites:


NWA 4706 Iron Meteorite

NWA 4706 Iron Meteorite

NWA 4706 Iron Meteorite

NWA 4706 Iron Meteorite


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