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Northwest Africa 12482
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12482
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12482
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 57.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  R3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 33 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 12482 (NWA 12482)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

Physical characteristics: Single crusted stone.

Petrography: Chondrite with well-defined small chondrules (~300 µm) set in abundant matrix. Sulfides (pentlandite, pyrrhotite) are the main opaque minerals.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa28.0±14.9, Fa PMD 49%, NiO 0.13±0.04 wt%, Cr2O3 0.09±0.07 wt% (n=5). Orthopyroxene Fs14.2±9.3Wo1.1±0.3 (n=3). Chromite Cr#=0.85, TiO2 3.42 wt%, Al2O3 5.16 wt%. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.35.

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

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):57.2
Pieces:1
Class:R3
Fayalite (mol%):28.0±14.9 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.2±9.3 (n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.35
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):12.46
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K379; 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 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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