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Khawr al Fazra 005
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 43.7 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Khawr al Fazra 005 (KaF 005)        19°17.461’N, 50°09.565’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 13 Feb 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann and Ayman Majoub during search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on February 13, 2013.

Physical characteristics: 20 fragments, maximum size 3.5 cm, combined mass 47.68 g. No fusion crust.

Petrography: (E. Gnos, MHNGE and B. Hofmann, NMBE) The meteorite consists of up to 2.0 mm sized, glass-containing chondrules (average size 0.95±0.35 mm n=42, maximum size 1.65 mm) constituting approx. 35 vol%, fine-grained convoluted CAIs (0.25- 6.0 mm; approx. 5 vol%), and dark matrix (approx. 60 vol%). Magnetite is abundant, troilite very rare. All fragments are partially covered by soil-derived gypsum.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa0.3-59.5, median Fa32.5 (n=10), pyroxene compositions are Fs0.6-0.9Wo1.0-44.3, median Fs0.7Wo4.0 (n=11). Oxygen isotopes: (R. Greenwood, OU) gave δ18O = 1.77, δ17O = -2.89, Δ17O = -3.81 (all permil).

Classification: CV3 based on petrography, matrix abundance, mean chondrule size, presence of large CAIs and oxygen isotopes.

Specimens: 15.78 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material at SGS.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:fossil lake bed
Date:13 Feb 2013
Mass (g):43.65
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-59.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.6-0.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-44.3
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):15.78
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (19° 17' 28"N, 50° 9' 34"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 112 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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