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Jiddat al Harasis 348
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 348
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 348
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Oman
Mass:help 18.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  Lunar
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 9 Jan 2009
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Writeup from MB 95:

Jiddat al Harasis 348             19º32′02′′N, 55º07′13′′E

Oman

Find: 6 March 2006

Lunar (feldspathic fragmental breccia)

History and physical characteristics: A small (18.4 g), complete stone with no remaining fusion crust was recovered from the Jiddat al Harasis region of Oman on March 6, 2006, by Robert Ward.

Petrography (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Clast-rich, fragmental breccia with sparse vesicles (<0.3 mm) that is dominated by many varieties of quench-textured impact-melt breccias and plagioclase fragments. Minor amounts of anorthositic olivine gabbros, troctolites, and olivine/pyroxene fragments are also present.

Mineral compositions: Anorthositic gabbro olivine (Fa28.4–32.2, FeO/MnO = 89 to 98; Ca-rich pyroxenes, Fs10.1–25.7Wo40.6–13.0; plagioclase, An95.2–97.7), troctolite olivine (Fa17–24.3, FeO/ MnO = 96 – 103), plagioclase, An96.5.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic fragmental breccia).

Type specimens: A total of 3.7 g is on deposit at NAU. Robert Ward holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB95
  Table 7
  Line 13:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta, Oman
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:6/3/2006
Latitude:19°32.02'N
Longitude:55°07.13'E
Mass (g):18.4
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Shock stage:High
Weathering grade:Low
Fayalite (mol%):28.4-32.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.1-25.7
Wollastonite (mol%):13.0-40.6
Classifier:T. Bunch
Type spec mass (g):3.7
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Ward
Comments:Troctolite olivine, Fa17–24.3, feldspar, An96.5
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Ward: No contact information provided. (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 32' 1"N, 55° 7' 8"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1745 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman
     This is 1 of 3929 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 301 unapproved names)
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