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Khawr al Fazra 021
Basic information Name: Khawr al Fazra 021
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KaF 021
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass:help 0.73 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:

Khawr al Fazra 021 (KaF 021)        19°44.507’N, 50°23.408’E

Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Found: 15 Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found by Khalid al Wagdani during a search for meteorites on small patch of desert soil between dunes on February 15, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Fragment of shard-like individual, 0.73 g, without fusion crust.

Petrography: Metamorphosed breccia, consisting of plagioclase (up to 0.6 mm), pyroxene (up to 1.5 mm) displaying shock and/or exsolution lamellae. Accessories are a silica phase, ilmenite, chromite, troilite and iron metal and its alteration products.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Orthopyroxene compositions are Fs55.4-60.0Wo2.0-4.6, median Fs57.8Wo2.7 (n=14). Plagioclase compositions are An87.9-89.7Or0.3-0.7, median An89.3Wo0.3 (n=13). Bulk analysis of cut surface by XRF (wt%): Fe 13.9, Mn 0.43 (Fe/Mn 33.5).

Classification: Based on texture, mineral compositions and bulk Fe/Mn ratio this is a eucrite.

Specimens: All material at MHNGE.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Ash Sharqiyah
Origin or pseudonym:interdune desert plain
Date:15 Feb 2013
Mass (g):0.728
Ferrosilite (mol%):57.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):0.73
Type spec location:MHNGE
Main mass:SGS
Finder:Khalid al Wagdani
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° 44' 30"N, 50° 23' 24"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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