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Ramlat as Sahmah 429
Basic information Name: Ramlat as Sahmah 429
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RaS 429
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 17.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL3-6
Recommended:  LL3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as LL3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Aug 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Ramlat as Sahmah 429 (RaS 429)        20°2.528’N, 56°28.296’E

Al Wusta, Oman

Found: 2011 Jan 22

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3-6)

Petrography: Breccia consisting of clasts ranging in petrographic grade from 3 to 6. Mean chondrule size ~1 mm.

Geochemistry: Total range of fayalite content in olivine Fa13.0-32.8, but fayalite-rich olivine in clasts with petrographic grade 5 and 6 is homogeneous with mean Fa28.6±1.8 (n=18). Fa28.6±1.8 (n=18) in equilibrated clasts

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wusta
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:2011 Jan 22
Latitude:20°2.528'N
Longitude:56°28.296'E
Mass (g):17.35
Pieces:3
Class:LL3-6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):22.8±7.6 (13.0-32.8, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.4±3.1 (14.3-24.4, n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.85 (0.3-2.7, n=10)
Classifier:B. Hofmann NMBE, E. Gnos MHNGE, N. Greber Bern
Type spec mass (g):17.35
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:D. Abplanalp, U. Eggenberger, N. Federspiel, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Comments: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. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 2' 32"N, 56° 28' 18"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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