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Uruq al Hadd 008
Basic information Name: Uruq al Hadd 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: UaH 008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Oman
Mass:help 664 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 627 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Uruq al Hadd 008 (UaH 008)        18°11.895’N, 52°47.882’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 7 Feb 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Thomas Burri, and Marianna Mészáros during a search for meteorites on February 7, 2014.

Physical characteristics: Single stone of 663.5 g, the fusion crust is partially preserved.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Homogeneous chondritic texture with common CAIs . Mean apparent chondrule size is 1.05±0.61 mm (max. 6 mm) (n=69). Matrix abundance is 32%, CAIs ~15%. Troilite and mostly weathered iron metal are more abundant than magnetite. Silicates show strong undulous extinction.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa29.8±21.0 (Fa0.4-54.9, n=16). Low-Ca pyroxene is Fs3.0±1.5 Wo2.5±1.1 (Fs1.0-4.6Wo0.9-3.6, n=6). Oxygen isotopes (R. Greenwood, OU): δ18O=0.45?, δ17O=-4.21 Δ17O=-4.44.

Classification: Based on mineral compositions, oxygen isotopes and matrix/chondrule ratio this is a CV3 carbonaceous chondrite (CV3-red subgroup). Shock grade S2. The degree of weathering is low.

Specimens: All at NMBE

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Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:7 Feb 2014
Mass (g):663.5
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):29.8±21.0 (N=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0±1.5 (N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5±1.1 (N=6)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):663.5
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Thomas Burri, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Marianna Mészáros
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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     This is 1 of 2169 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4006 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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