Find / Fall: Found 2012
Classification: Rumuruti Chondrite R3.5-4
Total Known Weight: 248g
Northwest Africa 7489 is a Rumuruti Chondrite of petrologic type R3.5-4. A single fusion crusted stone of 248 grams was recovered in 2012. The meteorite contains scattered mostly small chondrules though some up to 3 mm have been found. The ground mass of the stone is brownish orange in color. It is a brecciated meteorite to the extent that small clasts of Rumuruti material of varying petrologic types has been seen in the fine-grained Rumuruti matrix. The meteorite has a beautiful color and as an R chondrite is a rarer type of stone meteorite.