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Ramlat Fasad 545
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 545
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 545
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.05 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 612 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 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 545        19°03.415’N, 53°36.248’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2017 Feb 08

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single rounded black individual with crackled surface, strongly wind-ablated, no fusion crust.

Petrography: (J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) Chondrules and CAIs in matrix rich in magnetite-FeS-nodules, some with pentlandite. Typical size of chondrules 0.2-1.0 mm. Rare iron metal blebs in chondrule rims and in matrix. Unshocked (S1). Medium weathering.

Geochemistry: (J. Pape) Olivine Fa15.1±18.3, range Fa0.2-59.6 (N=25). Orthopyroxene Fs1.4±1.6, range 0.4-4.6Wo2.2±1.5, range 0.9-4.6 (N = 11), Ca-rich pyroxene Fs2.2±2.7Wo44.7±8.2 (N=5).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, texture and mineralogy this is a carbonaceous chondrite, type CV3, unshocked, medium weathering.

Specimens: 0.589 g and one polished thin section at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2017 Feb 08
Latitude:19°03.415'N
Longitude:53°36.248'E
Mass (g):2.045
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):15.1±18.3 (n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4±1.6 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±1.5 (n=11)
Classifier:J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):0.589
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz, A. Al-Hashemi
Comments:Field number 1702_0259; submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
MHTO: Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Muscat , Oman (institutional address; updated 10 Apr 2021)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 3' 25"N, 53° 36' 15"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2167 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4001 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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