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Northwest Africa 8360
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8360
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8360
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 148 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 10 Apr 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 8360 (NWA 8360)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2013 Nov

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R5)

History: Purchased by Matthew Martin in November 2013 from a dealer in Lake Station, Indiana, who had obtained the material from a Moroccan source.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fresh specimen containing some well-formed, mostly granular chondrules in a relatively coarse grained matrix containing Ti-bearing chromite, pentlandite, pyrrhotite and sodic plagioclase.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa39.4-40.0, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs29.4-30.5Wo0.8-1.4, N = 2), augite (Fs10.2-11.9Wo46.3-45.1, N = 2).

Classification: R5 chondrite.

Specimens: 23 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by Mr. M. Martin.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Lake Station, Indiana
Date:P 2013 Nov
Mass (g):148
Pieces:1
Class:R5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):39.4-40.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.4-30.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8-1.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Martin
Comments:MM14-5; 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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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A. Irving   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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