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Northwest Africa 1583
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1583
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1583
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  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 87:

Northwest Africa 1583

Northwest Africa

Found 2001/2002 winter

Rumuruti chondrite (R3.9)

Several small pieces totalling 78 g were found in winter 2001/ 2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): an unbrecciated type 3.9 R chondrite; olivine, Fa37.3 ± 2.6 (range Fa28.2–40.2); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs18.0 ± 4.6 (range Fs12.4– 25.3); augite, Fs8.2–10.2Wo30.2–48.4; plagioclase, An7.8–12.1; shock stage, S2; degree of weathering, W1/2. Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 15.6 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 181:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2001/2002
Mass (g):78
Pieces:many
Class:R3.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):15.6
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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