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Sayh al Uhaymir 085
Basic information Name: Sayh al Uhaymir 085
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SaU 085
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 112 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Sayh al Uhaymir 085

Oman

Found 2002 January 11

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Three stones of 112 g total were found on the surface of the desert. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, Vernad): The meteorite consists of matrix, olivine aggregates, chondrules, their fragments, and CAIs. The matrix/chondrule ratio is 0.8. Olivine, Fa0.7–80.5; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs0.7–22.6; pigeonite, augite, diopside, and Al-diopside are also present. Mesostasis in chondrules is altered; accessories are kamacite and taenite, magnetite, chromite, sulphides and sulphates. Two observed CAIs are 0.9 × 1.0 mm and 1.7 × 1.9 mm in size, mostly fine-grained, consisting of melilite, spinel, Al-diopside, and anorthite. Matrix is fine grained and altered, with development of phyllosilicates. Microprobe analyses were performed at UTenn. Specimens: type specimen, 25 g, and thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 287:
Date:1 Nov 2002
Latitude:21°04.1'N
Longitude:57°16.2'E
Mass (g):112
Pieces:3
Class:CV
Classifier:M. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):25
Institutions
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UTenn: Planetary Geosciences Institute, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, United States (institutional address; updated 1 Nov 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (21° 4' 6"N, 57° 16' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1751 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 72 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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