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Thumrayt 001
Basic information Name: Thumrayt 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.48 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  Pallasite-Main gr
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Main group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2008
Revised 26 May 2009: updated pallasite nomenclature; 2008-08-04: final writeup
Writeup from MB 93:

Thumrayt 001                    17°35'N, 54°21'E

Thumrayt, Oman

Find: November 2006

Pallasite (main group)

History: The meteorite was found by M. Farmer in November 2006. An additional 41 pieces within an area of 0.5 miles by 3.5 miles were collected by M. Farmer and R. Ward.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite was found as a small strewn field comprising of 42 pieces with a total mass of 2.48 kg. The surface of the meteorite is weathered, it displays exposed crystals and the metal portion is gray to reddish brown.

Petrography: (D. Schrader, UAz) The meteorite is predominantly Fe,Ni metal, with angular (larger crystals) to sub-rounded (only the small crystals) olivine crystals ranging in apparent long axis from 0.02 to 4 cm. The crystals are sometimes associated with schreibersite, troilite, chromite, and calcium phosphate. One area of chromite borders both olivine and Fe,Ni metal and contains angular and rounded troilite grains.

Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: (D. Schrader, K. Domanik, and D. Hill, UAz) Fo83.8-87.3 (average Fa86.7±0.4); kamacite (Ni = 4.7 ± 1.2, Co = 0.6 ± 0.04 [averages, wt%]), and Ni-rich Fe,Ni metal (up to Ni 46.5 wt%), schreibersite, troilite, Ca phosphate, chromite. Bulk composition: (D. Schrader, D. Lauretta, and J. Goreva, UAz; ICP-MS) Fe = 87.7, Ni = 11.0, Co = 0.56, S = 0.36, P = 0.43 [all wt%]; Cr = 3043, Ge = 4.4, Ga = 11.2, Cu = 235, Pt = 10.4, As = 13.9 [all ppm]; Se = 2234, Mo = 34879, Ru = 2230, Pd = 1133, Rh = 0361, V = 11294, Sb = 0091, Re = 0120, Mn = 307125, Ag = 0553, and Zn = 2257 (all ppb). Os and Ir below detection limit.

Classification: Pallasite (main group).

Type specimens: A total of 21 g of sample are on deposit at UAz. RWard holds the main mass.

Submitted by: D. Schrader, UAz.

Data from:
  Table 8
  Line 151:
Origin or pseudonym:Oman, desert plain
Mass (g):2480
Class:Pallasite (MG)
Type spec mass (g):21
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
RWard: No contact information provided. (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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     This is 1 of 2169 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4006 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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