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Northwest Africa 753
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 753
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 753
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000 or 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 12 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R3.9
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  R3.9
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.9
Recommended:  R3.9    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as R3.9.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 85:

Northwest Africa 753

Northwest Africa

Found 2000

Rumuruti chondrite (R3.9)

12 kg of this meteorite in many pieces was purchased in Rissani in 2001 January.  It was probably found in the Kem Kem region. Classification and mineralogy (A. Sokol and A. Bischoff, Mün): the sample appears to be unbrecciated in thin section; olivine, Fa38.6±3.2 (range Fa20–41, n = 36); Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs20.3±4.0 (range Fs8–30, n = 24); Ca-pyroxene, Fs9.1±0.5Wo47.6±1.8; plagioclase, An11.4±1.7; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2, making it one of the freshest R chondrites besides Rumuruti; sulfides are well preserved. See also Bischoff et al. (2001). Main mass with purchaser; type specimen, 52 g, and thin section, Mün.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 201:
Origin or pseudonym:Kem Kem
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P Jan 2001
Mass (g):12 kg
Pieces:many
Class:R3.9
Institutions
   and collections
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5551 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2099 unapproved names)

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