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Sayh Al Uhaymir 001

Stone, ordinary chondrite L4-5, S2, W1
Sayh al Uhaymir, Sultanate of Oman
Find: March 16, 2000
TKW: 408 kg
Individual 194.5 g

Fully crusted individual showing well preserved fusion crust on a small corner that was protruding from the sand. The larger portion of the meteorite was burried in the sand and displays caliche coating with quartz sand grains embedded in the deposit. The lower image shows the meteorite in situ. Note the difference in surface preservation between the embedded and the exposed portion.

Sayh Al Uhaymir 001 (SAU 001) is among Oman’s largest known meteorite showers. With more than 2670 fragments collected and mapped by Russian researchers it is beside JAH 073 one of the best researched strewn fields in the Omani desert. The mapped find locations of the SAU 001 meteorites show a typical distribution pattern indicating that the SAUH 001 bolide traveled from northeast to southwest, bearing 233°, and breaking-up in several stages under a trajectory angle of 70°. In 2003, during the 66th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, a paper on the distribution pattern of the SAU 001 meteorite field was contributed by A. V. Korochantsev et al.: A STUDY OF THE FRAGMENT DISPERSAL AND TRAJECTORY OF THE SAYH AL UHAYMIR 001 METEORITE SHOWER.


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October 8, 2015


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