|Basic information||Name: Alkhamasin|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass: 1.2 MT
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ALKHAMASIN, SAUDI ARABIA, IRON METEORITE
Place of find: About 25 km NE. of Alkhamasin, Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia.
Date of find: 1973
Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, coarsest (IIB). 6.15% Ni.
Number of individual
Total weight: 1200 kg
Circumstances of find: Found near a small hill called Abu Hadida on hard sand. It had been known by natives for many years and was recognized in 1973 by staff of the Saudi Educational Institute, Wadi Al Dawasir. The mass is now at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Source: Dr. A.A. Almohandis, Department of Geology, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)|
This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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