Name: Northwest Africa 859 This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name. Abbreviation: NWA 859 Observed fall: No Year found: 2001 Country: (Northwest Africa) Mass:help 75.3 kg
Classification Recommended: Iron, ungrouped
This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped. Origin or pseudonym: Taza, Morocco Date: 2001 Mass (g): 75.3 kg Pieces: several Class: Iron ung. Classifier: J. Wasson (UCLA)
Comments: 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.
Institutions and collections UCLA:
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)