Characterization of Maghsail meteorite from Oman by Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and petrographic microscopy

A. D. Al-Rawas, A. M. Gismelseed, A. F. Al-Kathiri, M. E. Elzain, A. A. Yousif, S. B. Al-Kathiri, H. M. Widatallah, S. B. Abdalla

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The meteorite found at Maghsail (16 55 70 N-53 46 69 E) west of Salalah Oman, has been studied by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-diffractometry and petrographic microscopy. In the polished section the meteorite exhibits a porphyritic texture consisting of pyroxene and olivine phenocrysts in a fine to medium grained ground mass in addition to minor phases possibly skeletal chromite, troilite and minute amount of iron oxides. X-ray diffraction supports the existence of these compounds. The Mössbauer spectra of powdered material from the core of the rock at 298 K and 78 K exhibit a mixture of magnetic and paramagnetic components. The paramagnetic components are assigned to the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. On the other hand, the magnetic spectra reveal the presence of troilite and iron oxides. The petrographic analyses indicate that the iron oxides are terrestrial alteration products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume186
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Fingerprint

Meteorites
Oman
meteorites
iron oxides
troilite
Microscopic examination
microscopy
olivine
X ray diffraction
diffraction
Silicate minerals
spectroscopy
Chromite
chromites
x rays
silicates
textures
Textures
Rocks
minerals

Keywords

  • Maghsail meteorite
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Petrographic microscopy
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Characterization of Maghsail meteorite from Oman by Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and petrographic microscopy. / Al-Rawas, A. D.; Gismelseed, A. M.; Al-Kathiri, A. F.; Elzain, M. E.; Yousif, A. A.; Al-Kathiri, S. B.; Widatallah, H. M.; Abdalla, S. B.

In: Hyperfine Interactions, Vol. 186, No. 1-3, 09.2008, p. 105-111.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8828c516cc6f42b59598036aedf7ecd0,
title = "Characterization of Maghsail meteorite from Oman by M{\"o}ssbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and petrographic microscopy",
abstract = "The meteorite found at Maghsail (16 55 70 N-53 46 69 E) west of Salalah Oman, has been studied by 57Fe M{\"o}ssbauer spectroscopy, X-diffractometry and petrographic microscopy. In the polished section the meteorite exhibits a porphyritic texture consisting of pyroxene and olivine phenocrysts in a fine to medium grained ground mass in addition to minor phases possibly skeletal chromite, troilite and minute amount of iron oxides. X-ray diffraction supports the existence of these compounds. The M{\"o}ssbauer spectra of powdered material from the core of the rock at 298 K and 78 K exhibit a mixture of magnetic and paramagnetic components. The paramagnetic components are assigned to the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. On the other hand, the magnetic spectra reveal the presence of troilite and iron oxides. The petrographic analyses indicate that the iron oxides are terrestrial alteration products.",
keywords = "Maghsail meteorite, M{\"o}ssbauer spectroscopy, Petrographic microscopy, XRD",
author = "Al-Rawas, {A. D.} and Gismelseed, {A. M.} and Al-Kathiri, {A. F.} and Elzain, {M. E.} and Yousif, {A. A.} and Al-Kathiri, {S. B.} and Widatallah, {H. M.} and Abdalla, {S. B.}",
year = "2008",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1007/s10751-008-9839-x",
language = "English",
volume = "186",
pages = "105--111",
journal = "Hyperfine Interaction",
issn = "0304-3843",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "1-3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Characterization of Maghsail meteorite from Oman by Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and petrographic microscopy

AU - Al-Rawas, A. D.

AU - Gismelseed, A. M.

AU - Al-Kathiri, A. F.

AU - Elzain, M. E.

AU - Yousif, A. A.

AU - Al-Kathiri, S. B.

AU - Widatallah, H. M.

AU - Abdalla, S. B.

PY - 2008/9

Y1 - 2008/9

N2 - The meteorite found at Maghsail (16 55 70 N-53 46 69 E) west of Salalah Oman, has been studied by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-diffractometry and petrographic microscopy. In the polished section the meteorite exhibits a porphyritic texture consisting of pyroxene and olivine phenocrysts in a fine to medium grained ground mass in addition to minor phases possibly skeletal chromite, troilite and minute amount of iron oxides. X-ray diffraction supports the existence of these compounds. The Mössbauer spectra of powdered material from the core of the rock at 298 K and 78 K exhibit a mixture of magnetic and paramagnetic components. The paramagnetic components are assigned to the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. On the other hand, the magnetic spectra reveal the presence of troilite and iron oxides. The petrographic analyses indicate that the iron oxides are terrestrial alteration products.

AB - The meteorite found at Maghsail (16 55 70 N-53 46 69 E) west of Salalah Oman, has been studied by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-diffractometry and petrographic microscopy. In the polished section the meteorite exhibits a porphyritic texture consisting of pyroxene and olivine phenocrysts in a fine to medium grained ground mass in addition to minor phases possibly skeletal chromite, troilite and minute amount of iron oxides. X-ray diffraction supports the existence of these compounds. The Mössbauer spectra of powdered material from the core of the rock at 298 K and 78 K exhibit a mixture of magnetic and paramagnetic components. The paramagnetic components are assigned to the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. On the other hand, the magnetic spectra reveal the presence of troilite and iron oxides. The petrographic analyses indicate that the iron oxides are terrestrial alteration products.

KW - Maghsail meteorite

KW - Mössbauer spectroscopy

KW - Petrographic microscopy

KW - XRD

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=59849089035&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=59849089035&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10751-008-9839-x

DO - 10.1007/s10751-008-9839-x

M3 - Article

VL - 186

SP - 105

EP - 111

JO - Hyperfine Interaction

JF - Hyperfine Interaction

SN - 0304-3843

IS - 1-3

ER -