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Acfer 217
Basic information Name: Acfer 217
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 174 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R3-5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.8-5
Recommended:  R3.8-5    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as R3.8-5.
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB73
  Table 1
  Line 34:
Latitude:27°35.67'N
Longitude:03°53.15'E
Mass (g):174
Pieces:1
Fayalite (mol%):39
Classifier:A. Bischoff and T. Geiger, Institut fir Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, D-4400 Munster, Germany.; Analysts: A. Bischoff, T. Geiger, T. Grund
Main mass:Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat Berlin Germany (also the Algerian meteorites listed in Bulletin 71 72)
Comments:similar to Carlisle Lakes-type chondrites; Ca-Px > low Ca-Px (Fs25.0±10.9) no metals Cr-rich spinels plagioclase of variable composition; Rubin A.E. and Kallemeyn G.W. (1989); Weisberg et al. (1991). Bland et al. (1992), Geiger and Bischoff (1992). Bulk analysis, Fe 25.1%, Na 0.68%, K 0.10%, Mn 2200 ppm, Co 340 ppm, Ni 0.42%, Zn 150 ppm, Se 13 ppm, B. Spettel, Max-Planck-Institut fair Chemie, Mainz, Germany.
Institutions
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Grund: H. Grundmann, Berlin, Germany (private address)
Mainz: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 35' 40"N, 3° 53' 9"E)
     Recommended::   (27° 35' 40"N, 3° 53' 9"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 416 approved meteorites from Tamanghasset, Algeria (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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