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Northwest Africa 12472
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12472
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12472
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 442 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  R3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites classified as R3.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 27 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12472 (NWA 12472)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

Physical characteristics: Dark stone. Cut surface reveals dark interior with small chondrules.

Petrography: Brecciated chondrite with small chondrules set in abundant matrix. Sulfides are the dominant opaque mineral. Equilibrated clasts are present and have plagioclase size below 50 µm .

Geochemistry: Fa29.6±9.6, Fa PMD=30%, NiO 0.62±0.42 wt%, Cr2O3 0.13±0.05 wt% (n=5). Type 5 clasts Fa37.2 (n=2).

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3-5)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):441.7
Pieces:3
Class:R3
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):37.2±0.1 (n=2)
Magnetic suscept.:3.57
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):22.18
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K381; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6709 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2022 unapproved names)

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