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Jiddat al Harasis 089
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 089
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 089
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 170.7 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L-imp melt breccia
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC3
Recommended:  OC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as OC.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 88:

Jiddat al Harasis 089


Found 2002, January 13

Ordinary L chondrite (annealed impact melt breccia)

A stone weighing 170.69 g with a black fusion crust was found in the Jiddat al Harasis area. Finding, classification and mineralogy (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE): The stone is a completely molten and recrystallized chondrite containing ~ 6% oriented vesicles. The shape of some completely recrystallized chondrules is still recognizable. Minerals crystallized from the melt are olivine Fa23.8-26.5, low-Ca pyroxene Fs18.8-20.6Wo2.3-6.9, and plagioclase An0.3-20.1. Metal-sulphide grains occur as droplets with metal in the core, and sulphide along the rim. Idiomorphic shaped spinel grains also contain inclusion droplets. Oxygen isotope composition (I.A. Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU); average of 2 analyses: δ17O = +3.78‰, δ18O = +5.17‰, and Δ17O = +1.09‰). Preserved post melt crystallisation shock stage is S3-4, weathering grade W3.  Entire specimen NMBE.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 326:
Date:13 Jan 2002
Mass (g):170.69
Class:melt br
Shock stage:S3-4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.7
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3-6.9
Classifier:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB; analyst: E. Gnos and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Type spec location:NMB
Finder:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
NMB: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
UBE: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     This is 1 of 1757 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4003 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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