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Ramlat Fasad 588
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 588
     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: RF 588
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1.69 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 588        18°54.593’N, 53°25.328’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 08 Feb 2018

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Black angular to rounded oxide fragment. Strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Lamellar mixture of iron oxides and hydroxides.

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (XRF) Fe = 58.4±2.4, Ni = 4.08±0.91, Co = 0.39±0.03 (all wt%, N = 3).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering. Probably paired with Ramlat Fasad 587/589 found at a distance of 25 to 40 m

Specimens: 0.40 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:08 Feb 2018
Latitude:18°54.593'N
Longitude:53°25.328'E
Mass (g):1.690
Pieces:1
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):0.4
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Thomas Blaise, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Malgorzata Sliz, Felix Mechelke, Zaid Al-Musharrafi
Comments:Field number 1802_0225; 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)
MHTO: Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Muscat , Oman (institutional address; updated 10 Apr 2021)
Catalogs:
Relict meteorite
info:
Name: Ramlat Fasad 588
Fieldname: 1802_0225
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2018 Feb 08
Lat/long: 18°54.593'N, 53°25.328'E
Mass: 1.690
Pieces: 1
Specimens: NMBE
Description: relict iron
Info:
Name assigned to: Beda Hofmann
Date assigned: 2021-05-22
Assigned by: Beda Hofmann
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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