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Ramlat as Sahmah 510
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 510
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 510
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Oman
Mass:help 7.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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)
Comments: Approved 3 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Ramlat as Sahmah 510 (RaS 510)        20°32.763’N, 55°30.106’E

Al Wusta, Oman

Find: 2013 Feb 2

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Urs Eggenberger, Thomas Burri and Pete Stephenson during a search for meteorites on February 2, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single, dark brown individual.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Mean chondrule size 0.32±0.19 mm (n=67). Homogeneous glass present in some chondrules, more commonly in state of beginning crystallization.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Mineral compositions: olivines, Fa15.7±4.7 (Fa3.2-20.2, n=18). Pyroxene, Fs13.6±4.0Wo1.1±0.8 (Fs3.7-16.9Wo0.3-2.7, n=14).

Classification: Based on silicate compositions and mean chondrule size this is a H3 chondrite, shock grade S3, weathering W3.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2013 Feb 2
Latitude:20°32.763'N
Longitude:55°30.106'E
Mass (g):7.5
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):15.7±4.7 (N=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.6±4.0 (N=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.8 (N=14)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):7.5
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:T. Burri, U. Eggenberger, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, P. Stephenson
Comments: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)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 32' 46"N, 55° 30' 6"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1751 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 72 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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