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18 May 2022
18 May 2022

Saint-Aubin (France) – Iron IIIAB

Writeup from MB 87:Saint-Aubin Aube Champagne, France Found 1968 Iron, octahedrite (ungrouped) Five masses of total weight 472 kg were found by farmers while ploughing, within a strewn field a few miles across. Classification (E. Dransart and M. Baron, EMTT): kamacite bandwidth 0.4 mm; bulk composition Ni = 11.5 ± 1%, Co = 4 mg/g, P = 2 mg/g, Ir = 0.02 µg/g, Ga = 28 µg/g, Ge = 83 µg/g. The meteorite contains sarcopside and/or graftonite and needles of […]

18 May 2022
18 May 2022
18 May 2022

SAU 566 (Oman) – CV3 chondrite

Sayh al Uhaymir 566 (SaU 566)        20.175°N, 56.511°E Al Wusta, Oman Found: 2011 Feb Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3) History: Found by an anonymous prospector in February 2013. Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) PO chondrules (0.7-1.8 mm, some rimmed) and sparse very fine grained CAI in deep brown, altered matrix. Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4-11.2), orthopyroxene (Fs1.4-35.0Wo0.8-3.1), subcalcic augite (Fs15.1Wo32.0), augite (Fs2.6Wo41.6). Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with anonymous collector.

18 May 2022

SAU 001 (Oman) – L5 chondrite

Date: 16 Mar 2000 Latitude: 20°31.0’N Longitude: 56°40.0’E Mass (g): 408 kg Pieces: 1000’s Class: L4/5 Shock stage: S2 Weathering grade: W1 Fayalite (mol%): 24.7 Ferrosilite (mol%): 21.4 Classifier: M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad)

18 May 2022

Saricicek (Turkey) – Howardite

Sariçiçek        38°54.10’N, 40°36.01’E Bingol, Turkey Confirmed fall: 2015 Sept 2 Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite) History: (O. Ünsalan, UIst; P. Jenniskens, SETI): A bright bolide was seen and heard in Bingol province, Turkey, and recorded on several video security cameras on 2015 Sept 2 at 20:10:30 UT. Shortly after the fireball, small meteorites were heard raining down on houses in the village of Saricicek. The next morning, people found pea-sized meteorites on the street and in yards. Tuğçe Özduman of the police in […]

18 May 2022

Qatar 002 (Qatar) – L5 chondrite

Qatar 002        25.299°N, 51.041°E Al Jumayliyah, Qatar Found: 2011 Oct Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5) History: Found by F. Kuntz in October 2011 while exploring in the desert of Qatar. Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules. Olivine, orthopyroxene, augite, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite. Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.3-25.4), orthopyroxene (Fs21.2-21.3Wo1.6-0.9), augite (Fs8.4-12.1Wo44.1-42.4). Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5). Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.

18 May 2022

Qatar 001 (Qatar) – H5 chondrite

State/Prov/County: Jarayan al Batnah Date: 10 May 2010 Latitude: 24°51.84’N Longitude: 51°5.39’E Mass (g): 6700 Pieces: 5 Class: H5 Shock stage: S2 Weathering grade: W4 Fayalite (mol%): 16.7 Ferrosilite (mol%): 14.5 Wollastonite (mol%): 1.4 Classifier: C. A. Lorenz, Vernad Type spec mass (g): 1500 Type spec location: Vernad Main mass: DMUH Finder: anonymous Comments: Field name is AM03; submitted by C.A. Lorenz

18 May 2022