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Ramlat Fasad 528
Basic information Name: Ramlat Fasad 528
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RF 528
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Oman
Mass:help 8.7 g
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 604 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 10 Apr 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Ramlat Fasad 528        19°12.499’N, 53°34.679’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 02 Feb 2019

Classification: Ureilite

History: A single meteorite was found during a search for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: Strongly wind-ablated fragment, no fusion crust.

Petrography: (J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann) The sample consist mainly of olivine and pigeonite and shows the characteristic ureilitic texture. Reduction rims around olivines are ~50 μm wide. Silicates have a primary grain size of 0.8-1.5 mm. Pigeonite is partly recrystallized with many inclusions of glass and iron metal blebs. Carbon platelets (up to 1.5 mm length) consist of dominant diamond. Shock stage of silicates is medium (S3). Moderate weathering (iron is largely oxidized, silicates are unaffected).

Geochemistry: (J. Pape, NMBE): Olivine cores Fa21.0±0.6, Fe/Mn 44±2, Cr2O3 0.50±0.02 wt% (N = 19), reduced Ol rims have Fa>7.0. Pigeonite has Fs18.0±0.2Wo9.9±0.4, Cr2O3 1.20±0.06 wt% (N = 19). Glass has 1.0-5.0 wt% Na2O, 3.0-15.0 wt% Al2O3 (N = 3).

Classification: Based on texture, mineralogy and geochemistry this is an unbrecciated, monomict, ferroan ureilite.

Specimens: 3.417 g including one polished thin section at NMBE, main mass: MHTO

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:02 Feb 2019
Mass (g):8.736
Shock stage:medium
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):21.0±0.6 (N = 19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.0±0.2 (N = 19)
Wollastonite (mol%):9.9±0.4 (N = 19)
Classifier:J. Pape, E. Gnos, B. Hofmann
Type spec mass (g):3.417
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:MHTO
Finder:E. Gnos, J. Hoffmann, B. Hofmann, H. Khan, M. Sliz, M. Al.Maashani
Comments:Field number 19_0154; submitted by Beda Hofmann
   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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     Recommended::   (19° 12' 30"N, 53° 34' 41"E)

     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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