For Sale IconSayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005/008 Martian Basalt Meteorites for Sale

Location:    Sayh al Uhaymir, Oman,
(SaU 005, 20°59.76'N, 57°19.55'E)
(SaU 008 20°58.83'N, 57°19.14')

Found: 1999 November 26

Type: Martian Shergottite
(Depleted Permafic Olivine-Phyric)

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Description: At two locations, 1864 m apart, five grey-greenish stones were found that are macroscopically identical.  Sayh al Uhaymir (SaU) 005 comprises one fragment of 547 g and two individuals of 561 and 236 g, which are partially covered by fusion crust and show regmaglyptes. Sayh al Uhaymir 008 comprises one large individual of 7805 g and a smaller fragmented individual of 774 g.  On the latter, the fresh black fusion crust is almost completely preserved.  The total mass of SaU 005/008 is 9923 g.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Zipfel, MPI):  porphyritic texture with large olivine phenocrysts (Fo64–71) in a fine-grained groundmass of pigeonite (En61–70Wo6–13) and maskelynite (An51–65Or0.3–0.9); minor phases are augite, phosphates, and opaques; strongly shocked:  mosaicism and planar deformation of olivines, twinning and fracturing of clinopyroxene, and up to millimeter-sized shock melted areas with quench textures are common; brown-orange ringlike structures formed by extremely fine-grained intergrowths of unidentified phases are abundant in impact-melt areas and pyroxenes; the meteorite is extremely fresh, with only a few of the larger cracks partially filled with calcite.  Bulk chemical analyses (B. Spettel, G. Dreibus, MPI; H. Palme, Köln), noble gas analyses (M. Paetsch, L. Schultz, MPI), and Sm-Nd systematics (E. Jagoutz, MPI):  texture, bulk chemistry, noble gases, and Sm-Nd systematics indicate a very close relationship to Dar al Gani 476/489/670/735; however, on the basis of the distinct mineral chemistry and the place of find, simple pairing with those meteorites can be excluded. From Meteoritical Bulletin 84.

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Link to NASA Mars Meteorite Compendium article on SAU 005 and pairs

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Link to Meteoritical Bulletin Database.

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Weight: 1.870 gm Weight: 5.892 gm Weight: 15.1 gm Weight: 32.4 gm
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