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Ramlat Fasad 584
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 584
     This is an official name for a relict meteorite. Relict meteorites are composed mostly of terrestrial minerals, but are thought to have once been meteorites. Note: evidence that this was once a meteorite may not have been critically evaluated.
Abbreviation: RF 584
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Oman
Mass:help 9.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 584        18°55.699’N, 53°14.848’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 02 Feb 2018

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown sand-encrusted fragments, strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Black iron oxides with dominant oxide-cemented dune sand.

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (Activation laboratories, INAA) Fe = 28.0, Ni = 0.056, Co = 0.036 (all wt%); Cr = 55, Cu <1, Ga = 2, Ge <10, Ir <0.001, Pt <0.1, Au 0.01 (all μg/g).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering and dilution by adhering dune sand.

Specimens: 2.5 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:02 Feb 2018
Latitude:18°55.699'N
Longitude:53°14.848'E
Mass (g):9.132
Pieces:4
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):2.5
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Thomas Blaise, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Malgorzata Sliz, Felix Mechelke, Ibrahim Al-Sawafi
Comments:Field number 1802_0113_B; 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)
Catalogs:
Relict meteorite
info:
Name: Ramlat Fasad 584
Fieldname: 1802_0113
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2018 Feb 02
Lat/long: 18°55.699'N, 53°14.848'E
Mass: 11.796
Pieces: 5
Specimens: NMBE
Description: relict iron
Info:
Name assigned to: Beda Hofmann
Date assigned: 2021-05-22
Assigned by: Beda Hofmann
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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