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Ramlat Fasad 545
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 545
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 545
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.05 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 590 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 545        19°03.415’N, 53°36.248’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2017 Feb 08

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single rounded black individual with crackled surface, strongly wind-ablated, no fusion crust.

Petrography: (J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) Chondrules and CAIs in matrix rich in magnetite-FeS-nodules, some with pentlandite. Typical size of chondrules 0.2-1.0 mm. Rare iron metal blebs in chondrule rims and in matrix. Unshocked (S1). Medium weathering.

Geochemistry: (J. Pape) Olivine Fa15.1±18.3, range Fa0.2-59.6 (N=25). Orthopyroxene Fs1.4±1.6, range 0.4-4.6Wo2.2±1.5, range 0.9-4.6 (N = 11), Ca-rich pyroxene Fs2.2±2.7Wo44.7±8.2 (N=5).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, texture and mineralogy this is a carbonaceous chondrite, type CV3, unshocked, medium weathering.

Specimens: 0.589 g and one polished thin section at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2017 Feb 08
Latitude:19°03.415'N
Longitude:53°36.248'E
Mass (g):2.045
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):15.1±18.3 (n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4±1.6 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±1.5 (n=11)
Classifier:J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):0.589
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz, A. Al-Hashemi
Comments:Field number 1702_0259; 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)
MHTO: Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Muscat , Oman (institutional address; updated 10 Apr 2021)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Beda Hofmann   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 3' 25"N, 53° 36' 15"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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