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Arabian Peninsula 005
Basic information Name: Arabian Peninsula 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AP 005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 146 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 222 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Arabian Peninsula 005

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2005

Achondrite (eucrite, monomict breccia)

Physical characteristics: A brownish 146 g stone, with no fusion crust, is partially desert-etched by sand blasting.

Petrography: (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU) Porphyroclastic texture of relict cumulate basalt clasts surrounded by a fine-grained matrix of recrystallized basalt. Thin, shock-melt veins transcend the sample. Prominent iron oxide staining surrounds metal grains.

Mineral characteristics and geochemistry: Pigeonite (Fs52.5Wo8.7; FeO/MnO = 33), augite (Fs42.8Wo27.2), chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 75) and plagioclase (An90.5).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, monomict breccia); moderate shock and weathering.

Type specimen: A 21 g sample is on deposit at NAU. The main mass holder is anonymous.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 5:
State/Prov/County:United Arab Emirates
Date:2005
Mass (g):146
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Type spec mass (g):21
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

United Arab Emirates
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates

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