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Al Rais
Basic information Name: Al Rais
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1957
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 160 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 27  (1963)  C
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2-an
Recommended:  CR2-an    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as CR2-an.
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
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Writeup from MB 27:
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B. Mason's book, Ā«MeteoritesĀ», John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1962, on page 96, mentions a new stony meteorite, carbonaceous chondrite, Al Rais, Arabia; weight 0.16 kg.; fell December 10, 1957.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 27, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 25'N, 39° 31'E)
     Recommended::   (24° 25'N, 39° 31'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Rais (In NHM Cat)

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