[meteorite-list] NWA 4716 [Provisional]

From: Gary K. Foote <gary_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 13:39:34 -0400
Message-ID: <460E6496.17548.13EA852_at_gary.webbers.com>

NWA 4716 [Provisional]

Sent to Bathurst Observatory in New Zealand in March, 2007 for analysis, this
meteorite has been classified by them as H6, S4, W5. Originally I reported 2.08kg
as TKW. I have, today, notified them via email that, during slicing and polishing
and moving stuff around, I have discovered a second container of the same batch,
approximately the same weight, bringing the new TKW to 4.2kg.

Upon close inspection of the 'Rosetta Stone' [the one from which the analysis was
done] clear areas of 'flecked' metal can be seen set apart from and sometimes
intertwined with a beautiful 'tree-like' and 'river-like' metal inclusion pattern.
The variety of the balance of this particular mix is amazing to behold from one
specimen to another. They are like snowflakes - no two alike.

EMP is being performed as I type and full analysis will be complete within a week
or so. At that time a lodge will be made with MetSoc for NWA 4716's inclusion in
their database.

I know I posted about this before, but this time the TKW is correct.

The Main Mass of this meteorite, along with the 'Rosetta Stone' from which the
analysis piece was sliced, can be seen at;


Gary Foote
Received on Sat 31 Mar 2007 01:39:34 PM PDT

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