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Uruq al Hadd 002
Basic information Name: Uruq al Hadd 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: UaH 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Yemen
Mass:help 3.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  H3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 620 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Uruq al Hadd 002

Oman

Found 1996

Ordinary chondrite (H3)

A complete, baseball-shaped stone (total weight ~ 3.7 kg) with well-preserved fusion crust was found in 1996 by Said Rams Hatrush Al-Hairisi near sand dunes near the NW corner of Oman. It was brought to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Salalah for identification, and a fragment was sent to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals for chemical analysis. Petrologic grade based on cathodoluminescence colors is 3.8/3.9. Classification and analysis (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE): olivine Fa14.2-20.3; pyroxene, Fs11.9-21.2. Specimens: (96.225 g) at NMBE, main mass at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Salalah.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 496:
Date:1996
Latitude:18°30'N
Longitude:52°10'E
Mass (g):3700
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S1,2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.2-20.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.9-21.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-1.7
Classifier:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB; analyst: E. Gnos and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Type spec mass (g):96/225
Type spec location:NMB
Finder:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
NMB: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
UBE: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Yemen
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 30'N, 52° 10'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Al Mahrah, Yemen
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Yemen
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