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Northwest Africa 8012
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8012
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8012
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1881 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  R6
Recommended:  R6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as R6.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8012 (NWA 8012)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Jul

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R6)

History: Purchased by Adam Aaronson in July 2013 in Temara, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Highly recrystallized with very sparse chondrule remnants. Composed of olivine, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, troilite, pentlandite, Al-rich chromite and Cr-bearing ulvöspinel. Sulfides occur mainly as separated, relatively large, slightly stained grains.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa39.9-40.0; FeO/MnO = 83-91), clinopyroxene (Fs10.5-10.6Wo50.0-50.2; FeO/MnO = 73-81).

Classification: R6 chondrite.

Specimens: 20.3 g and one polished thin section are at UWB. The remainder is held by Aaronson.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2013 Jul
Mass (g):1881
Pieces:1
Class:R6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):39.9-40.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.5-10.6
Wollastonite (mol%):50.0-50.2
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1591; 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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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