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Northwest Africa 2068
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2068
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2068
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 134 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  R3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.8
Recommended:  R3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as R3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 2068

Morocco 

Found 2002

Rumuruti chondrite (R3.8)

A 134 g partial stone was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): unbrecciated, unequilibrated with little matrix olivine; chondrule mesostasis poorly crystallized. Matrix olivine, Fa39.5 ± 1.8; chondrule and matrix olivine range, Fa15.3-42; opx, Fs20.5Wo0.5; poorly crystallized plagioclase, An10.2Or4; pentlandite, Ni = 30.4 wt %, Co = 1.3 %; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.91. Shock stage, S2: weathering grade, W2. Specimens: 23.2 g. NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 155:
Date:2002
Mass (g):134
Pieces:1
Class:R3.8
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6984 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2008 unapproved names)

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