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Mughsayl
Basic information Name: Mughsayl
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Oman
Mass:help 300 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11582 approved meteorites (plus 10 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2008
Revised 13 Sep 2008:
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Writeup from MB online:

Mughsayl                                                                                                                                       16°55.47’N 53° 47.10’E

Al Mughsayl, Dhofar Province, Sultanate of Oman

Found: 2005

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

 History:  A single stone was found by Salim Al-Kathiri close to a limestone quarry in the hilly area 5 km N of the coastal town of Mughsayl.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone with a mass of approx. 300g.

Petrography and mineralogy: (E. Gnos, MHNGE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE, MCI): Average olivine composition is Fa24.2, average orthopyroxene composition is Fs19.6Wo1.8.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6); S4, W2.  

Type specimens: One thin section and 6.4 g on deposit at NMBE. Main mass is at the Physics Department of the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Submitted by: Beda Hofmann, NMBE.

Data from:
  MB93
  Table 8
  Line 79:
Origin or pseudonym:Al Mughsayl, Dhofar Province, Oman
Date:2005
Latitude:16°55.47'N
Longitude:53° 47.10'E
Mass (g):300
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8
Classifier:E. Gnos, MHNGE, B. Hofmann, NMBE and A. Al-Kathiri, UBE, MCI
Type spec mass (g):6.4
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:SQU
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
UBE: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (16° 55' 28"N, 53° 47' 6"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2166 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3999 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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