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Northwest Africa 6280
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6280
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 135 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  R5
Recommended:  R5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites classified as R5.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 19 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6280 (NWA 6280)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Mar

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R5)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Fresh fragmental breccia; larger clasts have fairly distinct chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa39.1-39.7; Cr2O3 = 0.23-0.42 wt.%), orthopyroxene (Fs30.2-31.8Wo0.3-0.2), pigeonite (Fs11.5-11.7Wo6.2-6.5), sodic plagioclase, Ti-chromite, pentlandite and iron sulfide (probably pyrrhotite).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1323:
Origin or pseudonym:Northwest Africa
Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P 2010 Mar
Mass (g):135
Pieces:1
Class:R5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):39.1-39.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.2-31.8; 11.5-11.7
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.2; 6.2-6.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH10-7; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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