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Jiddat al Harasis 937
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 937
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 937
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1565 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 635 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 9 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Jiddat al Harasis 937 (JaH 937)        19°37.584’N, 55°43.657’E

Al Wusta, Oman

Find: 25 Jan 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Found by Ali Al-Kathiri during a search for meteorites on January 28, 2013.

Physical characteristics: 25 dark brown fragments found in close proximity.

Petrography: ( B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Mean apparent chondrule size 0.98±0.36 mm (n=73), clear glass is present. Contains 1 × 2.5 mm sized inclusion consisting of equal amounts of opx and cristobalite (grain size 0.1-0.4 mm).

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Mineral compositions: Fa18.1±2.5 (range Fa15.9-23.6, n=19), Fs13.3±4.5Wo1.0±0.4 (range Fs3.3-15.6Wo0.3-1.4); pyroxene in cristobalite-px-clast has Fs22.1±8.0Wo1.2±1.0 (range Fs12.6-33.7Wo0.1-3.2).

Classification: Based on mineral compositions this is an H3 chondrite, shock grade S2, weathering W4.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:25 Jan 2013
Mass (g):1565
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.1±2.5 (N=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.3±4.5 (N=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.4 (N=12)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):1565
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Ali Al-Kathiri
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)
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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     Recommended::   (19° 37' 35"N, 55° 43' 39"E)

     This is 1 of 1755 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3999 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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