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Dhofar 015
Basic information Name: Dhofar 015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 184 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CK3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK3
Recommended:  CK3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites classified as CK3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK3 chondrites, CV-CK clan chondrites, CK chondrites, and Carbonaceous chondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dhofar 015

Oman

Found 2000 January 21

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

A black stone weighing 184 g was found in the desert.  Mineralogy and classification (M. A. Ivanova, M. A. Nazarov, Vernad ; L. A. Taylor, UTenn ):  black fusion crust; meteorite consists of fine-grained matrix, chondrules, and plagioclase-rich objects; groundmass/chon­drules >>1; mineral modes (vol%) are olivine + pyroxene = 72, plagioclase = 16.6, Cr-magnetite = 9.7, ilmenite = 1 .4, hercynite < 0.5, sulfides (pyrite, pentlandite, pyrrhotite, millerite) < 0.5, Cl-apatite < 0.5, Fe,Ni metal absent; olivine, Fa28–34, contains NiO = 0.8 wt%; plagioclase, An16–99; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs25–28, is rare, whereas diopside, Wo46En46 is more abundant; bulk C content = 0.045 wt%; weathering grade, W1; shock stage, S3; fine-grained porous, friable matrix, distinct chondrule boundaries, and presence of glass in chondrules indicate petrologic type 3.  Oxygen isotopes (R.  Clayton and T.  Mayeda, UChi ) plot in the CV-CO-CK field. Specimens:  type specimen, 18 g and 2 thin sections, Vernad ; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 5
  Line 15:
Date:21 Jan 2000
Latitude:18°38.6'N
Longitude:54°25.8'E
Mass (g):184
Pieces:1
Class:CK3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Classifier:M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad)
Institutions
   and collections
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
UTenn: Planetary Geosciences Institute, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, United States (institutional address; updated 1 Nov 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 39'N, 54° 26'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 38' 36"N, 54° 25' 48"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2021 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3745 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 299 unapproved names)
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