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Sayh al Uhaymir 582
Basic information Name: Sayh al Uhaymir 582
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SaU 582
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 55 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8379 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Sayh al Uhaymir 582 (SaU 582)        20º17’55.8"N, 56º44’20.7"E

Al Wusta, Oman

Found: 2010 Mar 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Robert Ward found a collection of large individual stones and some small fragments within a small circumference on the desert floor.

Physical characteristics: Many stones and fragments, largest individual is 700 g, weathered dark exterior, saw cut reveals scattered fine-grained metal set in a dark brown groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a numerous equilibrated chondrules, ubiquitous kamacite, oxidized iron and oxide veinlets, troilite, and fine-grained plagioclase.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa25.8±0.5, Fe/Mn=52±3, n=12, low Ca-pyroxene Fs21.7±0.7Wo2.1±1.2, Fe/Mn=31±1, n=7.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5), weathering grade (W2).

Specimens: 21.8 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, D. Gheesling holds 7 kg.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Date:2010 Mar 12
Latitude:20º17'55.8"N
Longitude:56º44'20.7"E
Mass (g):55000
Pieces:Many
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.8±0.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7±0.7
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±1.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:D. Gheesling
Finder:R. Ward
Comments:Submitted by Carl Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 17' 56"N, 56° 44' 21"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1756 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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