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Sayh al Uhaymir 094
Basic information Name: Sayh al Uhaymir 094
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SaU 094
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 223 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Martian (shergottite)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Martian (basaltic shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic (ol phyric)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 318 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 22 Feb 2006
Revised 3 Jun 2009: Another try at right lat; 2008-09-12: Corrected latitude again; 2006-02-22 MetBase latitude correcte
Writeup from MB 85:

Sayh al Uhaymir 094


Found 2001 February 8

Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)

A 223.3 g partially crusted stone was found in the same area as Sayh al Uhaymir 005, 008, and 051 by Marc Hauser and Lorenz Moser (Bern) during a search for meteorites. All samples may be paired. Mineralogy and classification (E. Gnos, Institute for Geological Sciences, Bern; B. Hofmann, NMB): a grey-greenish rock with a gabbro-like texture; olivine phenocrysts (average maximum dimension = 1.5 mm) display shock-twinning, mosaicism, and, locally, oxidation; optically clear parts of olivines (Fo65–69) occur in a fine­grained (average maximum grain size = 0.3 mm) groundmass con­sisting of maskelynite (An55–64Or5–9) and pigeonite (En60–68Wo7–9) with minor augite, chromite and pyrrhotite; partially recrystallized veins and pockets of shock-melted glass containing vescicles are abundant; x-ray tomography revealed ~0.4 vol% of pores up to 3 mm in size; shock stage, S5; weathering grade, W1; small rusty pockets are Fe-hydroxide replacements of an unknown pre-existing phase. Oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi, OU): δ17O = +2.51·, δ18O = +4.29·, 17O = +0.28·. Specimens: all in NMB.

Data from:
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Date:8 Feb 2001
Mass (g):223.3
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
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)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
NMB: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 59'N, 57° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (20° 59' 28"N, 57° 20' 20"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 111.6 km apart
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 110.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 1759 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4006 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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