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Jiddat al Harasis 659
Basic information Name: Jiddat al Harasis 659
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: JaH 659
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.19 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3.6
Recommended:  L3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 approved meteorites classified as L3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Sep 2012
Revised 18 Oct 2012: Corrected name from JaH 5702, which was a typo
Writeup from MB 101:

Jiddat al Harasis 659 (JaH 659)        19°57’4.3"N, 56°19’36.7"E

Al Wusta, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.6)

Petrography: (P. Strickland, UAb). Approximately 80 vol% chondrules, 15 vol% matrix, and 5 vol% metals/opaque minerals. Chondrules are well defined with an average diameter of 0.5 mm and display cryptocrystalline, radial pyroxene, barred olivine, and porphyritic olivine-pyroxene textures. The chondrule glass is devitrified and occurs in variable abundances. Olivine and pyroxene grains display irregular fractures, undulatory extinction, planar fractures, clinoenstatite lamellae in low-Ca pyroxene, and weak mosaic olivine indicating moderate shock (S4). Common Fe-oxide veinlets, oxidized metal rims and complete rusty-staining indicate moderate weathering (W3).

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and P. Strickland, UAb) Olivine Fa22.9±5.8 (n=52); low-Ca Pyroxene Fs18.9±6.5Wo0.8±0.7 (n=40); augite Fs11.3±2.7Wo32.1±8.4 (n=4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.6). Classified based on average and standard deviation of Fa and Fs content in olivine and low-Ca pyroxene respectively.

Specimens: 29.2 g type specimen, including polished thin section, are on deposit at UAb. Main mass at SQU.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Date:Jan 2011
Mass (g):2191.4
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):22.9±5.8 (n=52)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.9±6.5 (n=40)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.7
Classifier:C. Herd and P. Strickland, UAb
Type spec mass (g):29.2
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-12A; submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (19° 57' 4"N, 56° 19' 37"E)

     This is 1 of 1756 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 75 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: JaH 5702 (Released under JaH 5702 incorrectly)
Jiddat al Harasis 5702 (Released under JaH 5702 incorrectly)

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