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Jiddat al Harasis 514
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 514
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 514
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Oman
Mass:help 20.2 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 17 Sep 2011
Writeup from MB 100:

Jiddat al Harasis 514 (JaH 514)        19°31.597’N, 55°11.725’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 20 Jan 2008

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL4)

History: A single stone was found during a search for meteorites by A. Al-Kathiri, E. Gnos, A. Grimberg, B. Hofmann, E. Janots during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single dark brown individual without fusion crust, deep cracks due to weathering, with a mass of 20.185 g.

Petrography (E. Gnos, MHNGE; B. Hofmann, NMBE): The dominant silicate mineral is enstatite with a mean composition of Fs2.0Wo0.7 . Some grains are essentially pure enstatite. Mean chondrule size is 0.9 mm. Feldspar is very fine-grained and albite-rich. Cr-bearing troilite and daubreelite are other common phases, kamacite is largely oxidized, schreibersite is also present. Ferroan alabandite (Mn0.39Fe0.49Mg0.11)S is only present as rare small relicts where fully enclosed in troilite.

Geochemistry: Bulk rock elemental ratios (in g/g, based on combined ICP-OS and ICP-MS) are Mn/Mg 0.010, Na/Mg 0.043, Mn/Cr 0.49. The bulk Zn content is <30 ppm (31 ppm by XRF).

Classification: Enstatite chondrite, EL4, shock stage S2, weathering W3. Classification based on presence of Fe-alabandite, low Zn content, and Mn/Mg and Na/Mg ratios in EL range.

Specimens: All at NMBE.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 517:
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:20 Jan 2008
Mass (g):20.2
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7
Classifier:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:A. Al-Kathiri, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, A. Grimberg, E. Janots
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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (19° 31' 36"N, 55° 11' 44"E)

     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4003 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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