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Northwest Africa 2289
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2289
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2289
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 160 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  R3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3-6
Recommended:  R3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as R3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 2289

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2003

Rumuruti chondrite (R3-6)

A single stone of 46.5 g was found in 2003 by an anonymous finder in Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): an brecciated type 3-6 Rumuruti chondrite; olivine, Fa13.5-40.5; low Ca-pyroxene, Fs3.7-29.1Wo0.2-4.3; augite, Fs10.5Wo47.2; plagioclase, An8.8-22; low degree of shock; low to moderately weathered. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 10.2 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 172:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2003
Mass (g):160
Pieces:1
Class:R3-6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.7
Main mass:Peter Marmet, Bern, Switzerland
Comments:see separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Don Edwards   
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Dave Johnson   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1406 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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