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Ramlat Fasad 580
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 580
     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 580
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Oman
Mass:help 11.7 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Relict iron    [explanation]

Comments: Entered 30 Aug 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 580        19°07.247’N, 53°36.426’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 09 Feb 2017

Classification: Relict meteorite (Relict iron)

History: Found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown sand-encrusted fragments, strongly magnetic.

Petrography: Black iron oxides with dominant oxide-cemented dune sand.

Geochemistry: Bulk analysis (Activation laboratories, INAA) Fe = 29.3, Ni = 0.97, Co = 0.08 (all wt%); Cr = 118, Cu <1, Ga = 3, Ge <10, Ir = 0.1, Pt <0.1, Au <0.01 (all μg/g). Bulk analysis by XRF Fe = 27.9±0.6, Ni = 0.90±0.27, Co <0.05 (all wt%, N = 3).

Classification: Relict iron meteorite. Element concentrations affected by terrestrial weathering and dilution by adhering dune sand. Probably paired with Ramlat Fasad 579/581

Specimens: 5.58 g at NMBE. Main mass: MHTO.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:09 Feb 2017
Latitude:19°07.247'N
Longitude:53°36.426'E
Mass (g):11.691
Pieces:2
Class:Relict iron
Weathering grade:high
Classifier:B. Hofmann, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):5.580
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:Martin Bucher, Urs Eggenberger, Edwin Gnos, Ali Al-Hashemi, Beda Hofmann, Ioannis Kouvatsis, Malgorzata Sliz
Comments:Field number 1702_0298_A; 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 580
Fieldname: 1702_0298_A
Origin/pseudonym: Oman
Purchased:
Purchase or find date: 2017 Feb 09
Lat/long: 19°07.247'N, 53°36.426'E
Mass: 11.691
Pieces: 2
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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