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Ramlat Fasad 589
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 589
     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 589
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.69 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 589        18°54.605’N, 53°25.332’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 08 Feb 2018

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Black angular to rounded oxide fragments. Strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Lamellar mixture of iron oxides and -hydroxides.

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (Activation laboratories, INAA) Fe = 51.6, Ni = 4.04, Co = 0.30 (all wt%); Cr = 33, Cu = 34, Ga = 14, Ge = 10, Ir = 0.29, Pt = 14.5, Au = 0.29 (all μg/g).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering. Probably paired with Ramlat Fasad 587/588 found at a distance of 25 to 55 m

Specimens: All at NMBE.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:08 Feb 2018
Latitude:18°54.605'N
Longitude:53°25.332'E
Mass (g):2.685
Pieces:5
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):2.7
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Thomas Blaise, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Malgorzata Sliz, Felix Mechelke, Zaid Al-Musharrafi
Comments:Field number 1802_0226; submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
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NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
Catalogs:
Relict meteorite
info:
Name: Ramlat Fasad 589
Fieldname: 1802_0226
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2018 Feb 08
Lat/long: 18°54.605'N, 53°25.332'E
Mass: 2.685
Pieces: 5
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:

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