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Ramlat Fasad 590
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 590
     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 590
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 590        19°00.295’N, 53°27.605’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 09 Feb 2018

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single fragment of sand cemented by Fe-oxyhydroxides. Strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Sample consists mainly of quartz sand with a cement of Fe-oxyhydroxides, locally remnants of pure oxides are present. Strongly magnetic

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (XRF) Fe = 36.6±6.1, Ni = 0.72±0.34, Co = 0.08±0.02 (all wt%, N = 3).

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

Specimens: 0.63 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:09 Feb 2018
Latitude:19°00.295'N
Longitude:53°27.605'E
Mass (g):2.896
Pieces:1
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):0.6
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Thomas Blaise, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Malgorzata Sliz, Felix Mechelke, Zaid Al-Musharrafi
Comments:Field number 1802_0269; 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 590
Fieldname: 1802_0269
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2018 Feb 09
Lat/long: 19°00.295'N, 53°27.605'E
Mass: 2.896
Pieces: 1
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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