NWA 4360 (5,280 g)
This is 1 of only 4 approved meteorites classified as R3.6
Northwest Africa 4360
Rumuriti chondrite (R3.6)
History: The meteorite was recovered by an anonymous finder in the western part of the Sahara and purchased by the main mass holder in Erfoud, Morocco in 2005.
Physical characteristics:Approximately 100 fragments totaling 308.5 g were found.
Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB). Clearly defined chondrules, chondrule and mineral fragments, all embedded into a fine-grained matrix. In thin section the meteorite appears unbrecciated.
Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa34±11; range Fa0.3-39.8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs16.1±5.6; range Fs9.3-24.7), augite (Fs9.2Wo46.7).
Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3.6); S4, moderate weathering.
Type specimens: A total of 23.2 g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. HSSH holds the main mass.
|Place of purchase:||Erfoud, Morocco|
|Type spec mass (g):||23.2|