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Hajmah (b)
Basic information Name: Hajmah (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1958
Country: Oman
Mass:help 891 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10924 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HAJMAH (b), OMAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: HAJMAH (b)

Place of find: Hajmah area, Jiddat al Harasis, Oman.

19°55'N., 56-15'E., approximately.

Date of find: Before 1958.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa25.5, ortho­pyroxene Fs21.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 890.6 g.

Circumstances of find: Found during oil prospecting in the Hajmah area before 1958. Texturally distinct from Hajmah (c) and compositionally distinct from Hajmah (a).

Source: J.N. Carreck, Geology Department, Queen Mary College, Mile End Road, London El. R. Hutchison, A.L. Graham and A.W.R. Bevan, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London SW 7.

Note: The meteorite reported as Hajmah, a ureilite (Meteoritical Bulletin No. 55), should now be named Hajmah (a).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 55'N, 56° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 55'N, 56° 15'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1746 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 72 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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