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Shişr 162
Basic information Name: Shişr 162
     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 5.53 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Lunar (feld. brec.)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 166 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 7 Apr 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Shişr 162        18°34’N, 53°50’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 17 Feb 2006

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: One stone was discovered on a gravel plateau of Miocene limestone of Middle Fars group about 40 km NNE of Shişr.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone of 5525 g without fusion crust. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 2.45.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart.; P. Appel, B. Mader, Kiel) Breccia of dominantly anorthositic rocks and mineral fragments set in a fine-grained recrystallized matrix of anorthositic composition. Accessory minerals are Ni-rich iron, troilite, and chromite.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Fa17.8-26.4 (mg# 73-81), FeO/MnO = 68.2; Fs16Wo15 (mg# 71-78); FeO/MnO = 50.4; An91.7-97.5; metal Ni 65-125 mg/g, Co 6-10 mg/g. Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): FeO 3.3 wt%, Sc 5.3 ppm, Sm 0.55 ppm, Th 0.16 ppm, Ni 180 ppm.

Classification: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart.; R. Korotev, WUSL) Lunar feldspathic impact melt breccia

Specimens: A total of 20.0 g of sample is on deposit at Kiel. 10 g and 2 thin sections are on deposit at Bart, main mass anonymous.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:17 Feb 2006
Latitude:18°34'N
Longitude:53°50'E
Mass (g):5525.0
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Fayalite (mol%):17.8-26.4
Magnetic suscept.:2.45
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
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Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     Recommended::   (18° 34'N, 53° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2115 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3939 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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