[meteorite-list] New Mars Meteorite Found In Oman (Sayh al Uhaymir 051)
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:56 2004
THE METEORITICAL BULLETIN
January 6, 2001
Jeffrey N. Grossman, Editor (jgrossman_at_usgs.gov)
Jutta Zipfel, Co-editor for Saharan Meteorites
Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 July.
Sayh al Uhaymir 051 Martian meteorite found in Oman
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Sayh al Uhaymir 051 20°58.435'N 57°19.248'E
Found 2000 August 1
Martian meteorite (shergottite)
A 436 g stone was found close to the locations of Sayh al Uhaymir 005
and 008. All three samples may be paired. Mineralogy and
classification (A. Bischoff, Mün): the rock has a porphyritic
texture with large olivine phenocrysts (Fo61-68) embedded in a
groundmass of pyroxene (En60-68Wo7-12) and maskelynite (An59-67);
shock stage, S5; calcite veins were observed, probably due to
terrestrial weathering. Specimens: type specimen, 11 g, Mün; main
mass with anonymous finder.
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