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Ramlat Fasad 575
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 575
     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 575
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Oman
Mass:help 14 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 575        19°03.906’N, 53°23.742’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 29 Jan 2016

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Five small black fragments found close together, largest fragment 9.1 g. Strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Lamellar mixture of magnetite, maghemite and iron hydroxides .

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (Activation laboratories, INAA) Fe = 54.7, Ni = 6.60, Co = 0.39 (all wt%); Cr = 41, Cu = 70, Ga = 16, Ge = 20, Ir = 0.57, Pt = 25, Au = 0.31 (all μg/g).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering. Probably paired with Ramlat Fasad 574 found at a distance of 156 m.

Specimens: 4.5 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:29 Jan 2016
Latitude:19°03.906'N
Longitude:53°23.742'E
Mass (g):14.0
Pieces:5
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):4.5
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Edwin Gnos, Saif Al-Hamemi, Beda Hofmann, Å. Rosén
Comments:Field number 1601_0071; 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 575
Fieldname: 1601_0071
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2016 Jan 29
Lat/long: 19°17.972'N, 53°21.322'E
Mass: 1159
Pieces: >100
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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