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Rumuruti
Basic information Name: Rumuruti
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1934
Country: Kenya
Mass:help 67 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  Carlisle Lakes-like
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.8-6
Recommended:  R3.8-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as R3.8-6.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 75:
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Rumuruti

Rift Valley, Kenya

Fell 1934 January 28, 22:45

Chondrite. (Carlisle Lakes-like)

A dazzling light was followed by loud explosions, several stones with a total weight a few pounds were collected over 3/4 miles. A stone of originally 67 g has been, since 1938, in the collection of the Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany. Information, classification and analysis, light-dark structure with equilibrated clasts in an unequilibrated host, olivine Fa39 (PMD 2.4), orthopyroxene is unequilibrated and found only in the host, mean Fs about 26, sulfides are pyrrhotite and pentlandite (about 35% Ni), chromspinel rich in Ti (6%) and Fe3+, metal very rare and Ni-rich (67% Ni), H. Schulze, Museum fur Naturkunde (address as above) and J. Otto, Min.-petrogr. Institut der Universitat, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany. See Schulze and Otto

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Kenya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (0° 16'N, 36° 32'E)
     Recommended::   (0° 16'N, 36° 32'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Rift Valley, Kenya
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Kenya (plus 1 unapproved name)
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