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Khawr al Fazra 006
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 59 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CK6
Recommended:  CK6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites classified as CK6.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Khawr al Fazra 006 (KaF 006)        19°38.041’N, 50°40.066’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Found by Saud Nasir Al Tamimi during search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on Feb. 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Dark greenish grey individual of 59.0 g, with minor remaining fusion crust. Cemented dune sand attached.

Petrography: Chondrules (average size 0.87±0.32 mm, n=30, maximum size 1.7 mm) are abundant but poorly delineated in a strongly recrystallized matrix with an average grain size of 50 μm. Feldspar is typically >50 μm in size. Abundant magnetite, sulfides largely weathered. Shock grade S2.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) chondrule olivine compositions are Fa25.8-28.3, median Fa26.4 (n=28), pyroxene compositions are Fs20.4-25.4Wo0.6-6.9, median Fs23.3Wo1.0 (n=5). Matrix olivine has a composition of Fa26.4±0.6 (n=14). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) gave δ18O=0.98, δ17O=-3.46, Δ17O= -3.97 (all per mil).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, homogeneous silicate composition and matrix plagioclase size, the meteorite is classified as a CK6 carbonaceous chondrite.

Specimens: 12.1 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material at SGS.

Data from:
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:fossil lake bed
Date:15 Feb 2013
Mass (g):58.99
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):26.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):12.10
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Saud Nasir Al Tamimi
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
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)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
SGS: Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (institutional address; updated 11 Feb 2010)
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::   (19° 38' 2"N, 50° 40' 4"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)
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