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Northwest Africa 4360
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4360
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4360
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 309 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  R3.6
Recommended:  R3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as R3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Northwest Africa 4360

Northwest Africa

Find: 2005

Rumuriti chondrite (R3.6)

History: The meteorite was recovered by an anonymous finder in the western part of the Sahara and purchased by the main mass holder in Erfoud, Morocco in 2005.

Physical characteristics:Approximately 100 fragments totaling 308.5 g were found.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB). Clearly defined chondrules, chondrule and mineral fragments, all embedded into a fine-grained matrix. In thin section the meteorite appears unbrecciated.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa34±11; range Fa0.3-39.8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs16.1±5.6; range Fs9.3-24.7), augite (Fs9.2Wo46.7).

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3.6); S4, moderate weathering.

Type specimens: A total of 23.2 g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. HSSH holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 47:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):308.5
Pieces:many
Class:R3.6
Type spec mass (g):23.2
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
HSSH: Hanno Strufe, Langenbergstr. 32, 66954 Pirmasens, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6752 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2052 unapproved names)

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