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Al Hawaya 004
Basic information Name: Al Hawaya 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 177 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 414 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Al Hawaya 004        19°47.634’N, 49°09.605’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 16 Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: Found by Abu Badr al Obeidi during a search for meteorites on small patch of sandy soil between dunes on February 16, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Wind-polished individual with a total mass of 176.9 g, showing partial brecciated texture, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: Breccia containing a variety of basaltic lithologies, generally plagioclase-rich with lath-like plagioclase typically 0.5-0.9 mm long, and some pyroxene laths up to 1.8 mm. A silica phase is commonly present. A macroscopically dark grey, fine-grained clast (mean grain size 5-10 μm) with equilibrated metamorphic texture also contains silica phase. Accessories are ilmenite, magnetite, troilite and rare iron metal.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Orthopyroxene compositions are Fs55.0-60.2Wo1.7-8.4, median Fs56.9Wo5.2 (n=12). Clinopyroxene compositions are Fs27.7-53.2Wo10.5-41.5, median Fs42.4Wo22.7 (n=4). Plagioclase: An92.2Or0.3 (n=1). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 14.6, Mn 0.43 (Fe/Mn 34.2). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) gave δ18O = 3.93, δ17O = 1.82, Δ17O = -0.226 (all per mil).

Classification: Based on texture, mineral composition, oxygen isotopes and bulk Fe/Mn this is a eucrite (basaltic eucrite breccia).

Specimens: 31.66 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material SGS.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:dune sand
Date:16 Feb 2013
Mass (g):176.947
Ferrosilite (mol%):56.9
Wollastonite (mol%):5.2
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):31.66
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Abu Badr Al Obeidi
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° 47' 38"N, 49° 9' 36"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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