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Northwest Africa 6002
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 357 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  R5
Recommended:  R5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as R5.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Dec 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 6002 (NWA 6002)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009 Aug

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R5)

History: Purchased from a mineral dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: Fine-grained breccia composed of few chondrules and chondrule fragments, embedded in a fine-grained yellow-brown matrix.

Geochemistry: No low-Ca pyroxene was found. Plagioclase variation: An 9.4-11.0 (n=3)

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009 Aug
Mass (g):357
Pieces:1
Class:R5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):39.6±0.5 (39.0-41.1; n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.3±0.7 (9.2-11.9; n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):46.6±0.9 (44.9-46.6; n=20)
Classifier:K. Metzler (IfP)
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Mirko Graul, Bernau, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler (IfP)
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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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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