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Khawr al Fazra 016
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 016
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 016
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 1.71 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  E5
Recommended:  E5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as E5.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Khawr al Fazra 016 (KaF 016)        19°26.639’N, 50°46.952’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (E5)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on Feb. 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown fragment of 1.71 g, partially sand-encrusted.

Petrography: Poorly delineated chondrules (average size 0.29±0.10 mm, n=16, maximum size 0.46 mm) are set in matrix of enstatite and abundant iron (hydr)oxides (alteration products). Enstatite is often idiomorphic towards (former) metal and troilite. Feldspar is typically 20-40 μm in size. No olivine present. Common graphite up to 100 μm. Metal and sulfides are largely weathered, troilite is only preserved as inclusions in silicates (W4). Shock grade S2.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) pyroxene compositions are Fs0.2-1.6Wo0.3-0.4, median Fs0.5Wo0.4 (n=14).

Classification: Based on the absence of olivine, pyroxene compositions and the common occurrence of graphite this is an enstatite chondrite.

Specimens: All material at MHNGE.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:fossil lake bed
Date:15 Feb 2013
Latitude:19°26.639'N
Longitude:50°46.952'E
Mass (g):1.707
Pieces:1
Class:E5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):1.71
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Ayman Majoub
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
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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)
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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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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 26' 38"N, 50° 46' 57"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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