Ghubara  (22,470 g)

Ghubara (22,470 g)

Location: Al Wusta, Oman, 19° 13' 40"N, 56° 8' 34"E

Found: 1954.

Type: Ordinary Chondrite, L5

Description: Black xenolithic, unequilbrated host, 21.33% iron

 

Ghubara was found in Oman in 1954.  It was found on the surface of the desert, the stones are fresh internally, and the crust only slightly weathered. Mineralogy and composition of xenolith and host; the host is unequilibrated, with olivine Fa 21.6 to Fa 26.5, but olivine of xenoliths is Fa 24, A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., 1985, p.149. Host analysis, 21.33% total Fe, R.A.Binns, GCA, 1968, 32, p.299. Hg abundance, N.A.Ozerova et al., GCA, 1973, 37, p.569.  

Total weight of the fall is unknown but many kg have been found over the years.

Ghubara is classified as an ordinary Chondrite (L5), black, xenolithic. 

 

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