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27 January 2013

Oman - The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JAN2013

Oman contributed 16% of world's meteorite finds in 2011 
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013 05:23 PM PST
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The discovery of several meteorites, including a host of Martian and lunar rocks, in the deserts of Oman in the recent past has lent international recognition to the ... (Also concerning NEW Oman Meteorite and Rock Law)
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Related:

In The E-Pistles of Paul, Paul H. writes:
http://theepistlesofpaul.blogspot.jp/2013/01/oman-contributed-16-of-worlds-meteorite.html


Note that this article states: 
"''Now, export of any kind of rock is prohibited unless authorised by the relevant authority,'' he said."

and

"Oman's Mining Law, The Mining Law issued by Royal Decree No 27/2003, prohibits the practice of all rock and mineral and exploratory activities and trading in the same without obtaining permission from the Directorate General of Minerals."

Some other older articles.

Experts study meteorites, Oman Observer
Mon, 17 December 2012
http://main.omanobserver.om/node/133724

Oman is major site for meteor discovery (Country was second only to Antarctica in meteor finds until 2007) Emirates 24/7, October 19, 2010
http://www.emirates247.com/news/oman-is-major-site-for-meteor-discovery-2010-10-19-1.306190

Searching for Meteorites in the Deserts of Oman
by Simon Mitton, Live Science, May 18, 2009
http://www.livescience.com/3613-searching-meteorites-deserts-oman.html


Related papers are:

Korotev, R. L., 2012, Lunar meteorites from Oman.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 47, no 8,
pp. 1365–1402 (August 2012)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01393.x/abstract


Hofmann, B. A., E. Gnos, A. Al-Kathiri, and A. J. T. Jull,
2006, Meteorite accumulation surfaces in Oman: Main
results of Omani-Swiss meteorite search campaigns,
2001-2006. 4th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2006.
http://geoscience-meeting.scnatweb.ch/sgm2006/SGM06_abstracts/08_OS_Min_Pet/Hofmann_Beda_Talk_or_Poster.pdf

Best wishes,
Paul H.


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