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Northwest Africa 755
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 755
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 755
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000 or 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 352 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R3.7
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  R3.7
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.7
Recommended:  R3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as R3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 85:

Northwest Africa 755

Northwest Africa

Found 2000

Rumuruti chondrite (R3.7)

A 352 g stone was purchased in Rissani in 2001 January.  It was probably found in the Kem Kem region. Classification and mineralogy (A. Sokol and A. Bischoff, Mün): one of the most unequilibrated Rumuruti samples; the sample appears to be unbrecciated in thin section; olivine, Fa36.8±7.8 (range Fa10–44, n = 30); Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs19.7±7.8 (range Fs1–34, n = 18); Ca-pyroxene, Fs10.3±1.2 Wo47.8±1.4; plagioclase, An11.9±1.5; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4, with most sulfides destroyed. See also Bischoff et al. (2001). Main mass with purchaser; type specimen, 21 g, and thin section, Mün.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 202:
Origin or pseudonym:Kem Kem
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P Jan 2001
Mass (g):352
Pieces:1
Class:R3.7
Institutions
   and collections
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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