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Qulumat al Harsha 003
Basic information Name: Qulumat al Harsha 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: QaH 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 3.85 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 569 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Qulumat al Harsha 003 (QaH 003)        19°26.557’N, 51°02.337’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 14 Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found by Nasir Al Jahdli during search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on February 14, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single rounded complete individual of 3.85 g, no fusion crust.

Petrography: Metamorphosed breccia, consisting of recrystallized plagioclase, pyroxene displaying shock and/or exsolution lamellae, ilmenite, chromite and sparse troilite. Clast size up to 3 mm with 0.5-1 mm sized mineral grains.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Orthopyroxene compositions are Fs58.3-62.4Wo1.7-3.4, median Fs61.4Wo1.9 (n=17), clinopyroxene compositions are Fs26.6-55.0Wo12.3-44.3, median Fs43.6Wo25.1 (n=17), plagioclase compositions are An81.2-95.7Or0.1-4.8, median An89.8Or0.4 (n=25). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 15.54, Mn 0.46 (Fe/Mn 33.9).

Classification: Based on petrography and geochemistry, the meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.

Specimens: 0.85 g and one polished thin section at MHNGE. Remaining material at SGS.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:fossil lake bed
Date:14 Feb 2013
Mass (g):3.85
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):0.85
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Nasir Al Jahdli
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
   and collections
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)
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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Saudi Arabia
     Recommended::   (19° 26' 33"N, 51° 2' 20"E)

     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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