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Khawr al Fazra 022
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 022
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 022
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 0.58 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 824 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Khawr al Fazra 022 (KaF 022)        19° 44' 30"N,  50° 23' 25"E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Find: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Found by Khalid al Wagdani during a search for meteorites on February 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single medium brown stone, wind-ablated, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: Homogeneous chondritic texture, mean chondrule size 0.61±0.31 mm (n= 51). Iron metal (partly oxidized) is present as rounded inclusions. Troilite showing only minor oxidation forms rims around chondrules.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern, B. Hofmann, NMBE, E. Gnos MGNGE) Olivine compositions are Fa15.3-33.5 (mean Fa24.9, n=24), pyroxene compositions (n=11) are Fs6.1-30.1Wo0.4-2.3 (mean Fs17.2±8.0Wo1.2±0.55). Cathodoluminescence colors indicate petrographic grade 3.8-3.9.

Classification: L3 chondrite based on mineral compositions and mean chondrule size. Unshocked (S1), weathering degree W3.

Specimens: MHNGE 0.58 g.

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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:interdune desert plain
Date:15 Feb 2013
Mass (g):0.576
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):15.3-33.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.1-30.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-2.3
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):0.58
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Khalid al Wagdani
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
SGS: Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (institutional address; updated 11 Feb 2010)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (19° 44' 30"N, 50° 23' 25"E)

     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 113 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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