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Um Habib
Basic information Name: Um Habib
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 696 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
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)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE UM HABIB, SAUDI ARABIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: UM HABIB

Place of find: Near Al-Hadida, Rub al Khali, Saudi Arabia.

21°30'N., 50°30'E., approximately

Date of find: 1960

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Veined, olivine Fa25. Contains ringwoodite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 696 g end piece known

Circumstances of find: The 696 g end piece was part of a collection of Saudi Arabian meteorites once held by the Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana, USA.

Source: J. DuPont, 397 Valley Road, Watchung, New Jersey, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 30'N, 50° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (21° 30'N, 50° 30'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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