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Ramlat Fasad 543
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 543
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 543
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 7.7 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 583 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 30 Aug 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 543        18°57.760’NN, 53°22.765’EE

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2017 Feb 02

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Single dark brown fragment, no fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: (J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) Chondrules and CAIs in dark-brown matrix. Brown glassy mesostasis in few chondrules, commonly partially recrystallized. Typical size of chondrules 0.5-2 mm. Matrix and chondrule rims contain metal (up to 200 μm), troilite, magnetite. Metal is largely altered. Low shock (S2), medium weathering.

Geochemistry: (J. Pape) Olivine Fa2.7±2.4, range Fa0.3-7.9 (N=26). Orthopyroxene Fs1.1±0.3Wo1.4±0.9 (N = 11), Ca-rich pyroxene Fs1.1±0.6Wo38.5±3.4 (N=6).

Classification: Based on chondrule size, texture and mineralogy this is a carbonaceous chondrite, type CV3, medium weathering, low shock.

Specimens: 1.56 g and one polished thin section at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2017 Feb 02
Latitude:18°57.760'NN
Longitude:53°22.765'EE
Mass (g):7.659
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):2.7±2.4 (n=26)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1±0.3 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.9 (n=11)
Magnetic suscept.:4.20
Classifier:J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):1.560
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz, Zaid Al-Musharrafi
Comments:Field number 1702_0099; 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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Beda Hofmann   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 57' 46"N, 53° 22' 46"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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