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Ramlat Fasad 006
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Oman
Mass:help 16.9 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 636 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:

Ramlat Fasad 006        19°2.163’N, 53°19.205’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 27 Jan 2012

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Found by Salim Al-Shahri, Urs Eggenberger, Martin Fisch, Nicolas Greber and Florian Zurfluh during a search for meteorites on Jan. 27, 2012.

Physical characteristics: Two dark brown fragments with a total of 16.85 g, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: (E. Gnos, MHNGE and B. Hofmann, NMBE) The meteorite consists of up to 0.6 mm sized chondrules (average size 0.22±0.11 mm n=128) constituting appprox. 65 vol%, and dark matrix (approx. 35 vol%). Abundant troilite shows little oxidation, iron metal is partially oxidized.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa5.7-50.4, median Fa37.8 (n=40), pyroxene compositions are Fs1.1-41.9Wo1.0-44.3, median Fs4.0Wo1.9 (n=13). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) gave δ18O=0.38, δ17O=-3.93, Δ17O= -4.13 (all per mil).

Classification: CO3 based on petrography, matrix abundance, mean chondrule size and oxygen isotopes.

Specimens: All at NMBE.

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Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:27 Jan 2012
Mass (g):16.848
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):5.7-50.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-41.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-44.3
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):16.848
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Urs Eggenberger, Martin Fisch, Nicolas Greber, Salim Al-Shahri, Florian Zurfluh
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
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)
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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     This is 1 of 2167 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4001 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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