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Al Hawaya 009
Basic information Name: Al Hawaya 009
     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 38.8 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 689 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Al Hawaya 009        19° 30' 4"N,  48° 1' 48"E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Find: 16 Feb 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Found by Hassan Al Marsouki during a search for meteorites on February 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single dark brown stone, wind-ablated, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: Homogeneous chondritic texture, mean chondrule size 0.24±0.14 mm (n= 107)

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern, B. Hofmann, NMBE, E. Gnos MGNGE) Olivine compositions are Fa0.5-25.7 (mean 16.8±7.1, n=28), pyroxene compositions are Fs3.1-25.7Wo0.2-4.9 (mean Fs13.3±7.2Wo1.6±1.5, n=27). Cathodoluminescence colors indicate petrographic grade approx. 3.8. Bulk Fe/Mn ratio (XRF) is 104±4, typical for weathered H chondrites (same method yields mean of 105±11, n=22)

Classification: H3 chondrite based on mineral compositions, mean chondrule size and bulk Fe/Mn. Unshocked (S1), weathering degree W3.

Specimens: MHNGE 9.68 g, main mass SGS.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:interdune desert plain
Date:16 Feb 2013
Mass (g):38.827
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-25.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.1-25.7
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-4.9
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):9.68
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Hassan Al Marsouki
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
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 Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (19° 30' 4"N, 48° 1' 48"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 112 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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