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Sayh al Uhaymir 060


                 Announcement 86-1, April 5, 2002
               Sara Russell, Editor (
          Jutta Zipfel, Assoc. Ed. for Saharan Meteorites 
    Jeffrey N. Grossman, Assoc. Ed. for Web (
                 Monica M. Grady, Co-Editor 

Sayh al Uhaymir 060               20058.8' N, 57019.1' E
  Found 2001 June 27
  Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A small 42.28 g partially crusted grey-greenish stone was found near 
to the area of previous finds of Sayh al Uhaymir 005/008/051/094.  
All five meteorites seem to be paired. Mineralogy and classification 
(S. Afanasiev, Vernad): has a porphyritic texture with large  olivine 
phenocrysts (Fo63.1-70.8) set in a groundmass consisting of 
maskelynite (An61.4-68.3 Or0.5-1.6) and pigeonite (En60-69.6  Wo7.1-
8.6), augite (En47 Wo35) is rare; shock stage, S5; slight weathering. 
Analyzed by Dr. N. N. Kononkova (Vernad). Specimens: type  specimen, 
9.5 g, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder

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