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United Arab Emirates 001
Basic information Name: United Arab Emirates 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: UAE 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 155 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 629 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 10 May 2006
Revised 26 Mar 2010: Coordinates supplied by D. Hezel, published in MB97
Writeup from MB 91:

United Arab Emirates 001

United Arab Emirates

Find: 18 January 2005

Achondrite (ureilite)

History and physical characteristics: H. Kallweit [name corrected in MB97] found a single dark stone of 155 g completely covered by fusion crust in a parking site during an archeological field trip.

Petrography: (D. C. Hezel, Köln) Monomict ureilite with typical and equigranular texture. Olivines occur as ~1–4 and pyroxenes as ~1–2 mm large, anhedral crystals. Olivine grains meet in 120° triple junctions. Modal abundance: olivine ~90, pyroxene = ~10 (vol%). Fe-hydroxide fills veins and cracks between and within crystals. Abundant, up to 100 µm size diamonds occur interstitial to silicates, usually associated with graphite. Metal, sulfide, or plagioclase was not observed.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivines and pigeonites have homogeneous cores with olivines (Fo79.8–81.8, mean = Fo80.4; MnO = 0.43, Cr2O3 = 0.71, and CaO = 0.38 (all wt%). Olivine rims (Fo96.1–96.8, mean of Fo96.6). Tiny, Ni-poor and Fe-rich, weathered droplets occur poikilitically in these rims. Pigeonite (En73.9–75.2Fs15.5–16.9Wo8.8–9.5; MnO = 0.41, Cr2O3 = 1.10 (all wt%). Pigeonite rim compositions are similar to cores.

Classification: Achondrite (ureilite); extensive weathering.

Type specimen: A total of 20 g and one thin section are on deposit at Köln. The main mass and one thin section are located at ABDIS.

Writeup from MB 97:
Main mass is located at Environment Agence—Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 45553, United Arab Emirates (EAD).
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 292:
Date:2005 Jan 18
Mass (g):155
Classifier:D. C. Hezel, Köln
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:Köln
Main mass:ABDIS
Comments:Corrected year 10 Apr 2007
   and collections
Köln: Universität zu Köln, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Zülpicher Straße 49 b, 50674 Köln, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
ABDIS: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, P.O Box 45553 , United Arab Emirates (institutional address; updated 28 Jan 2010)
EAD: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, P.O Box 45553 , United Arab Emirates (institutional address; updated 28 Jan 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 97, MAPS 45, 449-493 (2010)
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United Arab Emirates
     Recommended::   (22° 50' 46"N, 55° 7' 16"E)

     This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates
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