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Sayh al Uhaymir 561
Basic information Name: Sayh al Uhaymir 561
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SaU 561
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1074 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  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 25 Jun 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Sayh al Uhaymir 561 (SaU 561)        20°16’11.0"N, 56°38’41.1"E

Al Wusta, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Petrography: (P. Strickland, UAb) Approximately 20 vol% chondrules, 75 vol% matrix, and <1 vol% metal. Chondrules have an average diameter of 0.8 mm and display RP and PO - POP textures. Most olivine and pyroxene grains have irregular and planar fractures, strong undulatory extinction, and clinoenstatite lamellae on some low-Ca pyroxene indicating moderate shock (S4).

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and P. Strickland, UAb) Olivine Fa24.9±0.9 (n=43); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs21.4±1.2Wo1.6±0.3 (n=23).

Specimens: 59.3 g type specimen, including polished thin section, are on deposit at UAb. Main mass, including 2 thin sections, at SQU.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Date:Jan 2011
Latitude:20°16'11.0"N
Longitude:56°38'41.1"E
Mass (g):1074
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.9±0.9 (n=43)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.4±1.2 (n=23)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.3 (n=23)
Classifier:C. Herd and P. Strickland, UAb
Type spec mass (g):59.3
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-5; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 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)
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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° 16' 11"N, 56° 38' 41"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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