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Shişr 043
Basic information Name: Shişr 043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 8.27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Has cedilla under second s
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Writeup from MB 88:

Shişr 043

Oman

Found 2003, January 21

Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)

A single iron of 8267 g weight was found in the desert, about two thirds buried in soil, by A. Al-Kathiri, B. Hofmann, U. Krähenbühl and M. Eggimann. Description and classification: (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE; U. Krähenbühl, UBE): Slightly elongated mass showing only minor rusting, partially smooth, partially rough surface with octahedral cleavage indicates several breakup-events. Undeformed Widmannstätten pattern, kamacite bandwidth 1.0 ± 0.1 mm (n=97), partially preserved metallic fusion crust up to 1.9 mm thick. Bulk metal has Ni = 8.08 wt%, Ga = 18.8 ppm, Ge = 36.2 ppm, Ir =1.8 ppm (classification analysis U. Krähenbühl, by ICP-OES/ICP-MS). All specimens: NMBE.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 493:
Date:21 Jan 2003
Latitude:18°35.546'N
Longitude:53°48.748'E
Mass (g):8407
Pieces:1
Class:IIIAB
Classifier:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB; analyst: E. Gnos and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Type spec location:NMB
Finder:A. AL-Kathiri, B. Hofmann, M. Eggiman, U. Krähenbühl
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 35' 33"N, 53° 48' 45"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2131 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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