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Ramlat Fasad 582
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 582
     This is an official name for a relict meteorite. Relict meteorites are composed mostly of terrestrial minerals, but are thought to have once been meteorites. Note: evidence that this was once a meteorite may not have been critically evaluated.
Abbreviation: RF 582
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 361 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 582        19°06.073’N, 53°29.839’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 10 Feb 2017

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Lamellar mass of Fe-oxyhydroxides, many loose fragments, embedded in soft caliche. Strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Lamellar mixture of iron oxides and -hydroxides, strongly magnetic.

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (Activation laboratories, INAA) Fe = 44.2, Ni = 6.62, Co = 0.25 (all wt%); Cr = 223, Cu = 150, Ga = 38, Ge = 400, Ir = 1.96, Pt = 30.2, Au = 0.89 (all μg/g). Bulk analysis by XRF: Fe = 49.4±6.5, Ni = 3.7±1.0, Co = 0.18±0.14 (all wt%, N = 3).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering.

Specimens: 71 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:10 Feb 2017
Latitude:19°06.073'N
Longitude:53°29.839'E
Mass (g):361
Pieces:>100
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):71
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Ali Al-Hashemi, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz
Comments:Field number 1702_0355; 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:
Relict meteorite
info:
Name: Ramlat Fasad 582
Fieldname: 1702_0355
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2017 Feb 10
Lat/long: 19°06.073'N, 53°29.839'E
Mass: 361
Pieces: >100
Specimens: NMBE
Description: relict iron
Info:
Name assigned to: Beda Hofmann
Date assigned: 2021-05-22
Assigned by: Beda Hofmann
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
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