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Ramlat Fasad 025
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 025
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Oman
Mass:help 47.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 26 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Ramlat Fasad 025        18°34.903’N, 53°06.749’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 9 Feb 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3-6)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Thomas Burri, and Marianna Mészáros during a search for meteorites on February 9, 2014.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown individual with attached sand, with remnants of fusion crust.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Mean chondrule size 0.70±0.30 mm (n=38).

Geochemistry: (N. Greber and Å. Rosén, Bern) Olivine: mean Fa16.4±3.9 (Fa1.0-21.6, n=30); pyroxene (n=12): mean Fs15.8±2.2Wo1.1±0.5 (Fs9.7-19.2Wo0.2-1.7). Clast of petrologic type 6 has Fa19.5±1.9 (n=15), Fs16.8±1.4Wo1.3±0.3 (n=17).

Classification: Based on mineral compositions (mainly of clast of petrologic type 6) this is a brecciated H chondrite with clasts ranging in petrographic grade from 3 to 6. Shock grade S2, weathering W4.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
  MB104
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State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:9 Feb 2014
Latitude:18°34.903'N
Longitude:53°06.749'E
Mass (g):47.5
Pieces:2
Class:H3-6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):16.4±3.9 (N=30)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8±2.2 (N=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.5 (N=12)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):47.5
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Thomas Burri, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Marianna Mészáros
Comments:brecciated; submitted by Beda 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)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 34' 54"N, 53° 6' 45"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2119 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3944 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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