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Ramlat Fasad 544
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 544
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 544
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 6.8 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 544        19°06.396’N, 53°20.176’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2017 Feb 05

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single dark reddish brown fragment, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: (Åke Rosén, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) Chondrules, and CAIs and olivine grains (up to 0.8 mm) in dark-brown matrix. Typical size of chondrules 0.2-0.3 mm. Partially altered troilite grains up to 100 μm are common, metal grains only rarely preserved. Unshocked (S1), strongly weathered.

Geochemistry: (Å. Rosén) Olivine Fa7.6±9.2, range Fa0.7-40.7 (N = 43). Orthopyroxene Fs1.6±1.4Wo1.8±2.3 (N = 9). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) δ18O = -0.246 δ17O = -4.677 Δ17O = -4.549 (all permil).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, texture and mineralogy this is a carbonaceous chondrite, type CO3, medium weathering, low shock.

Specimens: 1.7 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 05
Latitude:19°06.396'N
Longitude:53°20.176'E
Mass (g):6.842
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):7.6±9.2 (n=43)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.6±1.4 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±2.3 (n=10)
Magnetic suscept.:3.78
Classifier:Å. Rosén, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):1.7
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz, Zaid Al-Musharrafi
Comments:Field number 1702_0220; submitted by Beda Hofmann
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   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)
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° 6' 24"N, 53° 20' 11"E)

Statistics:
     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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