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Alkhamasin
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:help 1.2 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  IIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ALKHAMASIN, SAUDI ARABIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: ALKHAMASIN

Place of find: About 25 km NE. of Alkhamasin, Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia.

20°36'N., 44°53'E.

Date of find: 1973

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, coarsest (IIB). 6.15% Ni.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 36'N, 44° 53'E)
     Recommended::   (20° 36'N, 44° 53'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
     This is 1 of 108 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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