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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: baalke@jpl.nasa.gov Original Subject: New Mars Meteorite Found In Oman (Sayh al Uhaymir 051) Original
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2001
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      Original Subject: New Mars Meteorite Found In Oman (Sayh al Uhaymir 051)
      Original Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 14:20:41 -0800 (PST)

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      THE METEORITICAL BULLETIN
      January 6, 2001
      Jeffrey N. Grossman, Editor (jgrossman@...)
      Jutta Zipfel, Co-editor for Saharan Meteorites
      (zipfel@...)

      Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 July.

      Sayh al Uhaymir 051 Martian meteorite found in Oman

      The preliminary text of the 2001 Meteoritical Bulletin,
      may by viewed at:

      http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/metsoc/metbull/mb85.pdf

      REVISED GUIDELINES FOR METEORITE NOMENCLATURE, adopted in 2000
      October, may also be found in the above file.

      All information in this e-mail and on the above-cited Meteoritical
      Bulletin webpage is subject to revision until final publication in
      the summer of 2001.

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      ANNOUNCEMENTS
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      Sayh al Uhaymir 051 20�58.435'N 57�19.248'E
      Oman
      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, M�n): 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, M�n; main
      mass with anonymous finder.

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