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Ramlat Fasad 056
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 056
     This is an official name for a relict meteorite. Relict meteorites are composed mostly of terrestrial minerals, but are thought to have once been meteorites. Note: evidence that this was once a meteorite may not have been critically evaluated.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1760 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Relict iron
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 4 Jul 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Ramlat Fasad 056        18°42.01’N, 53°25.13’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2009 Apr 03

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: In 2009, a brown lump was discovered at a sabha shore at the foot of a dune in the Ramlat Fasad area, about 55 km NNW of Shisr.

Physical characteristics: Fragile, lamellar, fissured, brown lump, stained light brown and light blue-green. The brown lamellae are 1.0-1.5 mm wide.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Microscopic examination of a polished section shows red-brown matrix with a few broken grains with metallic luster and rare, tiny metal specks.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Oxidized matrix: Fe 43±7, Ni 8±4, Co 0.5, P 0.7, S 0.1 wt.% (n=14). Kamacite: Ni 6.7, Co 0.8, P 0.1 wt.-% (n=2). Phosphide: Fe 49±5, Ni 39±4, P 12±1, Co 0.2 wt.% (n=7).

Classification: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): relict iron (medium octahedrite)

Specimens: Main mass Bart; type specimen of 21 g Kiel.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2009 Apr 03
Latitude:18°42.01'N
Longitude:53°25.13'E
Mass (g):1760
Pieces:1
Class:Relict iron
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bart
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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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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