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Khawr al Fazra 008
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 1.15 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 623 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Khawr al Fazra 008 (KaF 008)        19°26.244’N, 50°48.638’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub during search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on February 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown, wind-polished fragment of 1.15 g.

Petrography: Chondrules (average size 0.21±0.13mm, n=79, maximum size 0.92 mm) constitute approx. 30 % in fine grained matrix (approx. 70%). Abundant iron sulfides (pyrrhotite and pentlandite) and magnetite. Metal droplets in chondrules and matrix. Matrix impregnated by iron hydroxides from terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa0.9-54.5, median Fa1.4 (n=23), clinopyroxene compositions are Fs0.6-38.6Wo0.8-3.2, median Fs13.7Wo1.6 (n=11) with some diopside Fs1.2-3.2.6Wo50.9-53.0 (n=3). Oxygen isotopes (R. Greenwood, OU): Sample cleaned with HCl yielded δ18O = -5.39, δ17O = -9.47, Δ17O = -6.66 (all per mil).

Classification: Based on mineral compositions, chondrule size and oxygen isotopes this is a CO3 carbonaceous chondrite.

Specimens: All material at MHNGE.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:dune sand
Date:15 Feb 2013
Mass (g):1.153
Shock stage:S1
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-38.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8-3.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-54.5
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):1.15
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub
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° 26' 15"N, 50° 48' 38"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 112 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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