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Arabian Peninsula 002
Basic information Name: Arabian Peninsula 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AP 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 54 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 424 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Arabian Peninsula 002

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2006

Achondrite (eucrite)

Physical characteristics: A dark, 54 g completely crusted stone.

Petrography: (T. Bunch and J, Wittke, NAU) Eucrite breccia with ophitic to subophitic textures. Contains pigeonite, augite, plagioclase, FeS, metal and SiO2. Pigeonite cores are rimmed by subcalcic augite. Pigeonite basal sections show well-developed twinning and plagioclase has extensive Carlsbad - albite twinning. Mesostasis pockets consist of fine-grained intergrowths of plagioclase, SiO2, and FeS.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Pigeonite cores (Fa41.4Wo8.2; FeO/MnO = 30), subcalcic augite rims (Fs46Wo21.6; FeO/MnO = 29) and plagioclase (An84.2 – 92.2).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite); minimal shock, minimal weathering with minor carbonate/ iron oxide veins.

Type specimen: A 10.8 g sample is on deposit at NAU. The main mass holder is anonymous.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 2:
State/Prov/County:United Arab Emirates
Date:2006
Mass (g):54
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Type spec mass (g):10.8
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

United Arab Emirates
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates

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