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Al Hawaya 002
Basic information Name: Al Hawaya 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 7.6 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 610 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Al Hawaya 002        19°50.603’N, 49°11.197’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: Ureilite

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on Feb. 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown, wind-polished broken individual of 7.61 g. Strongly weathered.

Petrography: Polished thin section shows typical ureilitic texture with interlocked olivine and pyroxene grains typically 1 mm in size, with undulose extinction. Carbon platelets are very common (~10 vol%) and consist mainly of diamond. Metal and troilite are largely oxidized, only few remnant inclusions in silicates. Silicates are partly affected by terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa10.2-21.8, median Fa21.4, median Cr2O3 0.49 wt% (n=29), pyroxene compositions are Fs7.2-18.3Wo4.7-22.1, median Fs14.4Wo10.7, median Cr2O3 1.25 wt% (n=8). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 17.0, Mn 0.28 (Fe/Mn 60.4), Ni 0.16, Cr 0.53.

Classification: Based on texture, silicate compositions and abundant diamond platelets this is a ureilite.

Specimens: 2.28 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material SGS.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:fossil lake bed
Date:15 Feb 2013
Mass (g):7.606
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):21.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.4
Wollastonite (mol%):10.7
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):2.28
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
   and collections
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)
SGS: Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (institutional address; updated 11 Feb 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (19° 50' 36"N, 49° 11' 12"E)

     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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