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Hajmah (c)
Basic information Name: Hajmah (c)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1958
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1132 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L5-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HAJMAH (c), OMAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: HAJMAH (c)

Place of find: Hajmah area, Jiddat al Harasis, Oman.

19°55'N., 56° 15'E., approximately.

Date of find: Before 1958.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5-6). Olivine Fa25.6, orthopyroxene Fs21.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 1111.7 g.

Circumstances of find: Two masses, of 1044.8 g and 66.9 g, were found during oil prospecting. They are texturally very similar and believed to be part of the same fall, but distinguished on textural evidence from the Hajmah (b) stone of very similar composition found in the same area. The coordinates are those of the Haima oil bore, now called Hajmah.

Source: J.N. Carreck, Geology Department, Queen Mary College, Mile End Road, London E 1. R. Hutchison, A.L. Graham and A.W.R. Bevan, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London SW7.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 55'N, 56° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 55'N, 56° 15'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1747 approved meteorites from Al Wusta, Oman (plus 72 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3944 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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