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Iron Meteorite 61g Silicated Individual with Amazing Shape

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On Offer: 61 gram Beautiful Full Individual of Iron Meteorite NWA 5549

Type: Iron, IAB-MG
Offcial Name: NWA 5549
Description: Beautifully Shaped 61g Iron Meteorite individual with official name NWA 5549. Known to be highly silicated, this meteorite is remarkably beautiful when cut and etched. This specimen has great provenance from the Jurgen Nauber Meteorite Collection via yet another prominent iron meteorite collector. This iron meteorite was found in the Sahara, North West Africa in 2008.
What you get: 61Iron Meteorite individual with official name NWA 5549, w/ signed Certificate of Authenticity
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy. 

Northwest Africa 5549
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5549
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5549
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 12 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 99   (2011)   Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:   Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2010
Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 5549 (NWA 5549)

(Northwest Africa)

Found: unknown

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

Petrography: UCLA samples from two masses; in these and in web photos, silicates are common. We examined two sides of a slice with total area 25 cm2. Silicate abundance ~15 vol%, troilite ~1.5 vol%. Kamacite lengths only ~1.5x widths, making width determination uncertain; best estimate 1.6±0.3 mm. Neumann lines abundant. Some silicates contain abundant small metal grains. A few large (3x4 mm) kamacite lamellae with incompletely resorbed taenite.

Geochemistry: Co (mg/g) 4.55, Ni (mg/g) 68.8, Ga (µg/g) 81.6, Ge (µg/g) 370, As (µg/g) 4.1, Ir (µg/g) 4.1, Au (µg/g) 1.49.

Submitter: J. T. Wasson, UCLA.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Tucson
Date: unknown
Mass (g): >12000
Pieces: 1
Class: Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier: Wasson
Type spec mass (g): 297
Type spec location: UCLA
Main mass: Pitt, Schrader
Comments: Submitted by Wasson
   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)

ID: NWA554919-61-01

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