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Rub' al-Khali 002
Basic information Name: Rub' al-Khali 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 55 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11471 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB84
  Table 7
  Line 2:
Date:mid 1950s
Mass (g):>55
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):24.9 ± 0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3 ± 0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.85 ± 0.15
Classifier:UAz
Type spec mass (g):30
Comments:One of these meteorites was found in 1955 May, the other on an unknown date.
Institutions
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20°N, 50°E)
     Recommended::   (20°N, 50°E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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