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Ramlat as Sahmah 318
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 318
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 318
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1172 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7220 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Mar 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:18 Feb 2009
Latitude:20°53.601'N
Longitude:55°29.616'E
Mass (g):1172.4
Pieces:3
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):23.0 (by X-ray diffraction, ±1 mol% Fa)
Classifier:F. Zurfluh, Bern; B. Hofmann, NMBE; E. Gnos, MHNGE
Type spec mass (g):1172.4
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:U. Eggenberger, E. Gnos, E. Janots, F. Zurfluh
Comments:paired RaS 316, pairing based on identical type, weathering, physical appearance and nearby find location; submitted by B.A. Hofmann
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)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 53' 36"N, 55° 29' 37"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1755 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3999 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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