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Al Hawaya 010
Basic information Name: Al Hawaya 010
     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 3.91 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 613 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Al Hawaya 010        19°30.068’N, 48°01.808’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 16 Feb 2013

Classification: Ureilite

History: Found by Hassan Al Marsouki during search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on February 14, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown fragment of 3.91 g, partially covered by cemented dune sand.

Petrography: Polished thin section shows typical ureilitic texture with interlocked olivine (~25 vol%) and pyroxene (~70 vol%) grains 0.8-1.6 mm in size. Common graphite crystals up to 1 mm (~5 vol%), no diamond observed. Metal is largely oxidized, only few remnant inclusions in silicates. Graphite shows only minor deformation. Olivine is partly affected by terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa12.0-13.2, median Fa12.3 (n=14), pyroxene compositions are Fs10.4-11.0Wo4.7-4.9, median Fs10.6Wo4.8 (n=15). Silicates are Cr-rich (0.49±0.16 wt% in olivine, 0.95±0.32 wt% in pyroxene). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 13.3, Mn 0.38 (Fe/Mn 35.0), Ni 0.23, Cr 0.64.

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

Specimens: 1.33 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material SGS.

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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:interdune desert plain
Date:16 Feb 2013
Mass (g):3.91
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):12.30
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.60
Wollastonite (mol%):4.80
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):1.33
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Hassan Al Marsouki
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° 30' 4"N, 48° 1' 48"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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