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Arabian Peninsula 003
Basic information Name: Arabian Peninsula 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AP 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 56 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 430 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Arabian Peninsula 003

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2006

Achondrite (diogenite)

Physical characteristics: A 56 g stone that has been heavily sandblasted, no crust remains.

Petrography: (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU) Unbrecciated with well-developed preferred orientation of orthopyroxene. Large chromite crystals(< 2 mm) are surrounded by a corona-like "necklace"of very small orthopyroxene and olivine grains. Chromite also has very tiny (< 0.01 mm) inclusions of pigeonite, diopside, plagioclase, and FeS. Small grains of FeS, metal, and clusters of olivine occur as inclusions in cumulate orthopyroxene.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs23.5Wo2.3; FeO/MnO = 28), orthopyroxene inclusions (Fs21Wo2.7; FeO/MnO = 28), olivine (Fa25.5; FeO/MnO = 43), diopside inclusions (Fs11.1Wo42) and chromite(Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.76).

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite); minimal shock, weathering in the interior is minimal.

Type specimen: A 11.2 g sample is on deposit at NAU. The main mass holder is anonymous.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 3:
State/Prov/County:United Arab Emirates
Date:2006
Mass (g):56
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Type spec mass (g):11.2
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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