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Ramlat as Sahmah 423
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 423
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 423
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 230 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H3.4-5
Recommended:  H3.4-5    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as H3.4-5.
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 11 Jul 2012
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:2010 Feb 6
Latitude:20°29.950'N
Longitude:56°29.889'E
Mass (g):230.3
Pieces:2
Class:H3.4-5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.7±6.2 (0.4-26.7, n=45)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5
Classifier:F. Zurfluh, Bern; B. Hofmann, NMBE; and E. Gnos, MHNGE
Type spec mass (g):230.3
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:B. Hofmann, C. Opitz, R. Trappitsch, F. Zurfluh
Comments:CL color red-blue; max. Cr2O3 in ol = 0.4 wt%; brecciated; submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
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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)
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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° 29' 57"N, 56° 29' 53"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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