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Arabian Peninsula 004
Basic information Name: Arabian Peninsula 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AP 004
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 31 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 432 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Arabian Peninsula 004

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2006

Achondrite (diogenite)

Physical characteristics: A 31 g stone that is partially covered with a dull black fusion crust.

Petrography: (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU) Protogranular texture with several poikilitic grains of orthopyroxene host and rounded olivine inclusions. Mineral modes (vol%): orthopyroxene = 94, olivine = 4, chromite, metal and FeS = 2.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry:orthopyroxene (Fs24.3Wo3.7; FeO/MnO = 28), olivine (Fa30.3; FeO/MnO = 45), chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 66), metal (Ni = 3.1 wt%).

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite); minimal shock, minimal weathering.

Type specimen: A 7 g sample is on deposit at NAU. The main mass holder is anonymous.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 4:
State/Prov/County:United Arab Emirates
Date:2006
Mass (g):31
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Type spec mass (g):7
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

United Arab Emirates
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates

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