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Dhofar 125
Basic information Name: Dhofar 125
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 125
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.7 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Acapulcoite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Acapulcoite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoites, Acapulcoite-lodranite family, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dhofar 125

Oman

Found 2000 January 26

Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite)

A 2697 g black stone entirely covered by fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and description (A. Greshake, MNB): contains olivine (Fa8.5), augite (Fs3.7Wo43.8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs7.7Wo1.9), plagioclase (An16.3Ab81.4), Fe-Ni metal, troilite, chlorapatite, and chromite; shows a recrystallization texture with abundant 120° triple junctions; many interstices are filled with metal; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W1/2. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ17O = +0.36·, δ18O = +3.57·, plotting in the acapulcoite–lodranite field. Specimens: 30 g and one thin section, MNB; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 1
  Line 99:
Date:26 Jan 2000
Latitude:18°59.20'N
Longitude:54°36.03'E
Mass (g):2697
Pieces:1
Class:Acapulcoite
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Matteo Chinellato   
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Gerald Armstrong   
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MeteoriteCollector.org - MTCU - Monnig Collection   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 59'N, 54° 36'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 59' 12"N, 54° 36' 2"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 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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