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Sayh al Uhaymir 005
Basic information Name: Sayh al Uhaymir 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SaU 005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1344 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Martian (shergottite)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Martian (basaltic shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic (ol phyric)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 324 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Sayh al Uhaymir 005 and Sayh al Uhaymir 008


Found 1999 November 26

Martian basalt (shergottite)

At two locations, 1864 m apart, five grey-greenish stones were found that are macroscopically identical.  Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005 comprises one fragment of 547 g and two individuals of 561 and 236 g, which are partially covered by fusion crust and show regmaglyptes. Sayh al Uhaymir 008 comprises one large individual of 7805 g and a smaller fragmented individual of 774 g.  On the latter, the fresh black fusion crust is almost completely preserved.  The total mass of SaU 005/008 is 9923 g.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Zipfel, MPI):  porphyritic texture with large olivine phenocrysts (Fo64–71) in a fine-grained groundmass of pigeonite (En61–70Wo6–13) and maskelynite (An51–65Or0.3–0.9); minor phases are augite, phosphates, and opaques; strongly shocked:  mosaicism and planar deformation of olivines, twinning and fracturing of clinopyroxene, and up to millimeter-sized shock melted areas with quench textures are common; brown-orange ringlike structures formed by extremely fine-grained intergrowths of unidentified phases are abundant in impact-melt areas and pyroxenes; the meteorite is extremely fresh, with only a few of the larger cracks partially filled with calcite.  Bulk chemical analyses (B. Spettel, G. Dreibus, MPI; H. Palme, Köln), noble gas analyses (M. Paetsch, L. Schultz, MPI), and Sm-Nd systematics (E. Jagoutz, MPI):  texture, bulk chemistry, noble gases, and Sm-Nd systematics indicate a very close relationship to Dar al Gani 476/489/670/735; however, on the basis of the distinct mineral chemistry and the place of find, simple pairing with those meteorites can be excluded.  Specimens:  type specimen, 60 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 38:
Date:26 Nov 1999
Mass (g):1344
Classifier:J. Zipfel (MPI)
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MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 0'N, 57° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (20° 59' 46"N, 57° 19' 33"E)
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     This is 1 of 1780 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 81 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4404 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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