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Northwest Africa 1906
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1906
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1906
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 560 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  R4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa  1906

Morocco

Found 2003

Rumuruti chondrite (R4)

A 560 g stone was purchased in Rissani in June 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): well-defined chondrule outlines with mostly recrystallized matrix and chondrule mesotasis. Olivine, Fa39.4; augite, Fs11Wo46.5; plagioclase, An11Or5; chromite, Cr/Cr+Fe = 86, Mg/Mg+Fe = 12; pentlandite, Cr = 2.88 wt% and merrillite. Shock level S2, weathering grade W2. Specimens: type specimen, 26.1 g, NAU; main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 73:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P Jun 2003
Mass (g):560
Pieces:1
Class:R4
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):26.1
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:MFarmer
Institutions
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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