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Arabian Peninsula 006
Basic information Name: Arabian Peninsula 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AP 006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 67 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 006

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2005

Achondrite (eucrite, monomict breccia)

Physical characteristics: A 67 g stone that has somewhat weathered fusion crust and desert staining.

Petrography: (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU) A fine-grained, eucrite monomict breccia. Ophitic to subophitic textured, plagioclase contains numerous, tiny (< 0.02 mm) oriented euhedral pyroxene crystals. Has a moderate degree of undulatory extinction in plagioclase and pyroxenes. Contains orthopyroxene, pigeonite, augite, plagioclase, ilmenite, chromite, FeS, and metal.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Orthopyroxene host (Fs56.6Wo 2.2; FeO/MnO = 29), augite exsolution lamellae (Fs28.8Wo43.6), pigeonite (Fs52 Wo8.7; FeO/MnO = 33) and chromite (Cr(/Cr+Al) = 84).

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

Type specimen: A 13.5 g sample is on deposit at NAU. The main mass holder is anonymous.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 6:
State/Prov/County:United Arab Emirates
Date:2005
Mass (g):67
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Type spec mass (g):13.5
Institutions
   and collections
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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