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Ramlat as Sahmah 511
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 511
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 511
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Oman
Mass:help 10.4 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 605 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Ramlat as Sahmah 511 (RaS 511)        20°30.025’N, 55°31.458’E

Al Wusta, Oman

Find: 3 Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Urs Eggenberger, Thomas Burri and Pete Stephenson during a search for meteorites on February 3, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Strongly wind-ablated greenish-grey fragment with deep erosion holes, no fusion crust, 10.44 g.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Brecciated texture, consisting of partially maskelynitized plagioclase, pyroxene displaying several sets of PDFs, ilmenite, chromite and sparse troilite. Clast size up to 4 mm, predominantly coarse grained with 0.2-0.6 mm sized mineral grains.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Orthopyroxene compositions are Fs58.2±1.9Wo3.8±1.4 (Fs54.0-60.8Wo2.0-6.5), Fe/Mn = 31.3 (n=10), clinopyroxene compositions are Fs26.6±1.0Wo40.2±5.7 (Fs25.5-28.0Wo30.4-43.0), Fe/Mn = 31.8 (n=5), plagioclase compositions are An88.6±2.4Or1.3±2.6 (An81.9-90.4Or0.3-8.7, n=10). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 13.1, Mn 0.38 (Fe/Mn 34.2). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU): δ18O=4.08, δ17O=1.92, Δ17O=-0.21.

Classification: Based on petrography and geochemistry, this meteorite is a strongly shocked eucrite breccia.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:3 Feb 2013
Mass (g):10.4
Shock stage:S4
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.2±1.9 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8±1.4 (N=10)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):10.4
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Thomas Burri, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Pete Stephenson
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. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (20° 30' 2"N, 55° 31' 27"E)

     This is 1 of 1780 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 81 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4396 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 442 unapproved names)
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