MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 17 May 2024
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Yabrin 003
Basic information Name: Yabrin 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 21 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 97  (2010)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 93 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 22 May 2009
Writeup from MB 96:

Yabrin 003 (0803-4)                                                              23°18.913’N, 48°37.793’E

Saudi Arabia (Ash Sharqiyah)

Found 19 March 2008

Achondrite (Acapulcoite)

History: A single stone with a mass of 21.05 g was found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Mohammed Halawani, Yahia Tarabulsi and Mohammed Hakeem during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Irregular stone without fusion crust, 21.05 g.

Petrography: (E. Gnos, MHNGE; B. Hofmann, NMBE): Equigranular recrystallized texture with triple junctions, mean grain size 160 mm. Olivine (Fa11.3-11.9; FeO/MnO = 20.9-28.8), orthopyroxene (Fs10.3-11.0Wo1.2-2.7; FeO/MnO = 12.3-16.5), plagioclase (An16.4-17.6Or3.1-4.5). Chromite, apatite, troilite, kamacite, graphite (in kamacite) and schreibersite are also present. The meteorite is unshocked (S1).

Geochemistry: Bulk Fe by XRF is 18.8%. Oxygen isotopes (I.A. Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU): d17O = 1.13, d18O = 4.04, and D17O = -0.98 (mean of two replicates) (D17O=d17O-0.52 d18O).

Classification: Based on petrography, mineral chemistry and oxygen isotopes this meteorite is an acapulcoite, shock grade 1, weathering grade 2.

Type specimen: 4.3 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE, main mass: Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 86:
State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
Date:MR 19, 2008
Mass (g):21.048
Fayalite (mol%):11.3-11.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.3-11.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-2.7
Classifier:E. Gnos, MHNGE; B. Hofmann, NMBE
Type spec mass (g):4.3
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, M. Halawani, Y. Tarabulsi and M. Hakeem. Oxygen isotopes (I.A. Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU): d17O = 1.13, d18O = 4.04, and D17O = -0.98 (mean of two replicates) (D17O=d17O-0.52 d18O)
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann. Comment accidentally omitted from MB97
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
SGS: Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (institutional address; updated 11 Feb 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 97, MAPS 45, 449-493 (2010)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:

Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (23° 18' 55"N, 48° 37' 48"E)

     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page