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Ramlat as Sahmah 281
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 281
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 281
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 204 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H3-6
Recommended:  H3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as H3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2012
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:16 Jan 2009
Latitude:20°34.255'N
Longitude:56°23.308'E
Mass (g):203.7
Pieces:1
Class:H3-6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.±1.0 (16.7-20.6, n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8
Classifier:F. Zurfluh IFGBE, B. Hofmann NMBE, E. Gnos MHNGE
Type spec mass (g):203.7
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:N. Dalcher, N. Greber, B. Hofmann, S. Lorenzetti, F. Zurfluh
Comments:CL colors orange-red-yellow; max. Cr2O3 in olivine = 0.3 wt%; breccia; submitted by B.A. Hofmann
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 34' 15"N, 56° 23' 18"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1751 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 67 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3947 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 366 unapproved names)
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