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Northwest Africa 12470
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12470
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12470
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 54.1 g
Classification
  history:
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 27 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12470 (NWA 12470)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3-5)

Physical characteristics: Single stone partly covered by fusion crust. Cut surface reveals dark interior with small chondrules and abundant matrix.

Petrography: Brecciated chondrite with small chondrules (average apparent diameter about 300 μm) set in an abundant recrystallized matrix with plagioclase size about 20 μm. Unequilibrated clasts present. Sulfides are the dominant opaque mineral. Magnetite is present.

Geochemistry: Type 5 host lithology Fa39.3, NiO 0.23 wt% (n=2). Plagioclase An15.2Ab81.7Or3.1 (n=1). Unequilibrated clasts Fa19.7±15.1, Fa PMD=71%, Cr2O3 0.09±0.09 wt% (n=4).

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3-5)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):54.1
Pieces:1
Class:R3-5
Fayalite (mol%):39.3 (n=2)
Magnetic suscept.:3.09
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):11.21
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K376; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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