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Al Jawf 001
Basic information Name: Al Jawf 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AJ 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 3.16 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H4-5
Recommended:  H4-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 84 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as H4-5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Al Jawf 001 (AJ 001)        29°44.57’N, 39°47.329’E

Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia

Found: 2009 May 7

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4-5)

History: Mr. Jahn found the meteorite while he was working in Saudi Arabia. He brought the sample to the University of Tennessee in May 2013, where it was analyzed and identified as a meteorite.

Physical characteristics: The stone is covered with black fusion crust and indentations.

Petrography: The cut surface shows a coarse brecciated texture, with clasts ranging up to 4 cm. Abundant metal grains are visible. Clasts vary from relatively unshocked (S1) to impact melted.

Geochemistry: The Fa and Fs values represent mean values of all the clasts. There is no significant difference in the Fa and Fs values for the type 4 and type 5 clasts.

Classification: A number of individual clasts were analyzed and their olivine and pyroxene compositions and textures indicate classification as H4 or H5. The clasts are distinguished based on texture and on percent mean deviation of the low-Ca pyroxene.

Specimens: 20 g UTenn, 327 g SI.

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State/Prov/County:Al Jawf
Origin or pseudonym:desert near Dumat Al-Jandal
Date:2009 May 7
Mass (g):3158
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:H. McSween, UTenn
Type spec mass (g):327
Type spec location:SI
Main mass:David W. Jahn, 6 Victoria Lane, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Finder:David W. Jahn
Comments:Submitted by H. McSween
   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
UTenn: Planetary Geosciences Institute, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, United States (institutional address; updated 1 Nov 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (29° 44' 34"N, 39° 47' 20"E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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