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Ramlat Fasad 547
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 547
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 547
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 176.8 g
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 592 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
Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 547        19°06.504’N, 53°29.523’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2017 Feb 10

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single stone of dark olive-green color, 7 × 4 × 4 cm, strongly wind-ablated, with protruding chondrules. In a cut section, a fine-grained clast of 2 × 1 cm without chondrules is visible.

Petrography: (Åke Rosén, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) Chondrules (0.6-2.0 mm), CAIs (up to 2 mm) and olivine grains (up to 1.5 mm) in fine-grained brown matrix constituting about 40 vol%. Magnetite, FeS and rare metal are only present in some chondrules. One chondrules contains xenomorphic chromite up to 80 μm in size. Low shock level (S2), medium weathering.

Geochemistry: (Å. Rosén) Olivine Fa11.3±8.4, range Fa0.3-35.5 (N = 54). Orthopyroxene Fs0.9±0.3Wo1.5±1.0 (N = 9). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) δ18O = 0.554 δ17O = -3.580 Δ17O = -3.868 (all permil).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, texture, mineralogy and oxygen isotopes this is a CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. However, it is essentially free of metal and magnetite, resulting in a low magnetic susceptibility and olive-green colour. Medium weathering, unshocked.

Specimens: 24.6 g and one polished thin section at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2017 Feb 10
Mass (g):176.812
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):11.3±8.4 (n=54)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9±0.3 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±1.0 (n=9)
Magnetic suscept.:3.04
Classifier:Å. Rosén, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):24.600
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_0358; 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)
MHTO: Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Muscat , Oman (institutional address; updated 10 Apr 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Beda Hofmann   

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     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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