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Jiddat al Harasis 936
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 936
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 936
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1851 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 680 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 9 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Jiddat al Harasis 936 (JaH 936)        19°8.977’N, 55°15.631’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 19 Jan 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Elise Wimmer, Karl Wimmer, Florian Zurfluh during a search for meteorites on January 19, 2012.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown weathered stone of 1687 g plus ten fragments ranging from 45 g to less than one gram. No fusion crust preserved.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE) Homogeneous chondritic texture, mean apparent chondrule diameter is 1.03±0.48 mm (n=85). Metal and troilite are largely weathered.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern and B. Hofmann, NMBE) Olivine compositions are Fa24.5±1.4 (Fa19.2-27.4, n=38), pyroxene compositions (n=18) are Fs17.6±2.8Wo1.4±0.9 (Fs10.4-21.5Wo0.3-4.6). Bulk Fe/Mn (XRF) is 70±4 (n=7).

Classification: L chondrite based on mineral compositions. Low degree of shock (S2), weathering grade W4.

Specimens: All at NMBE.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:19 Jan 2012
Latitude:19°8.977'N
Longitude:55°15.631'E
Mass (g):1851.224
Pieces:11
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±1.4 (N=38)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.6±2.8 (N=18)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.9 (N=18)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos, E. Greber
Type spec mass (g):1851.2
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Elise Wimmer, Karl Wimmer, Florian Zurfluh
Comments: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)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 8' 59"N, 55° 15' 38"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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