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Northwest Africa 4619
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4619
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4619
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 704 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  R3-5
Recommended:  R3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites classified as R3-5.   [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 4619

Northwest Africa

Find: 2006

Rumuruti chondrite (R3-5)

History: The meteorite was collected by an anonymous finder in the western part of the Sahara and bought by J. Nauber in Morocco in 2006.

Physical characteristics: A 704 g stone.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) A brecciated chondrite with dark and brighter lithologies ranging from petrological type 3 to 5.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa36; range Fa23-39), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs18.2; range Fs9.7-29.6).

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3-5); S2, moderate weathering.

Type specimens: A total of 20.8 g of sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. JNMC holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 114:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:2006
Mass (g):704
Pieces:1
Class:R3-5
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
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 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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