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Ramlat al Wahibah 045
Basic information Name: Ramlat al Wahibah 045
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaW 045
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 85.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H6-melt breccia
Recommended:  H6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as H6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Jul 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Ramlat al Wahibah 045 (RaW 045)        21°22.118’N, 58°23.731’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Oman

Found: 2010 Feb 7

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6, melt breccia)

History: A single stone of 85.275 g was found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone without fusion crust

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE, F. Zurfluh, Bern, E. Gnos, MHNGE): The stone consists of ~90 vol% recrystallized melt and ~10% H chondrite fragments (petrologic type 6).

Geochemistry: Silicate compositions in H6 fragments and matrix are virtually identical with Fa16.3 and Fs14.8Wo1.1

Classification: Based on texture and mineralogy this is an H melt breccia.

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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:2010 Feb 7
Mass (g):85.275
Class:H6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):16.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1
Classifier:F. Zurfluh, Bern; B. Hofmann, NMBE; and E. Gnos, MHNGE
Type spec mass (g):85.275
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:B. Hofmann, C. Opitz, R. Trappitsch, F. Zurfluh
Comments:Impact melt breccia; 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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Oman
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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