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Ramlat Fasad 026
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 026
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Oman
Mass:help 120.7 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 Fasad 026        18°35.007’N, 53°06.742’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2014 Feb 9

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Thomas Burri, and Marianna Mészáros during a search for meteorites on February 9, 2014.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Mean chondrule size 0.73±0.30 mm (n=53).

Geochemistry: (Å. Rosén, Bern) Olivine: mean Fa19.1±2.4 (Fa13.0-26.2, n=44); pyroxene (n=27): Fs16.4±3.0Wo1.7±1.0 (Fs12.8-29.4Wo0.4-5.1).

Classification: Based on mineral compositions this is an H chondrite of petrologic type 3, shock grade S3, weathering W3.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2014 Feb 9
Latitude:18°35.007'N
Longitude:53°06.742'E
Mass (g):120.7
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.1±2.4 (N=44)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±3.0 (N=27)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±1.0 (N=27)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):120.7
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:T. Burri, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, M. Mészáros
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::   (18° 35' 0"N, 53° 6' 45"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2131 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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