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Dhofar 950
Basic information Name: Dhofar 950
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 950
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 21.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Lunar (feldspathic impact melt breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 89:

Dhofar 950

Oman

Found 2003 November 11

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia)

A gray stone weighing 21.7 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (М. Nazarov, Vernad., Th. Ntaflos, University of Vienna): fusion crust is absent. The meteorite is an impact melt breccia with mineral fragments and lithic clasts cemented by a glassy impact melt matrix.  The lithic clast population includes mainly granulitic rocks of anorthositic, troctolitic, gabbro-noritic and gabbro-anorthositic compositions. The sample contains abundant veins of glass. Mineral compositions are as follows: feldspar, An92-98Or0-0.3; orthopyroxene, Wo0.4-5En55-91; clinopyroxene; Wo5-44En30-72; olivine, Fo52-92 (Fe/Mn ≈ 85 at); accessory phases are Al-rich enstatite, Mg,Al-rich spinel, pleonaste, Al-rich chromite, ilmenite (1.1-8.5 wt % MgO), armalcolite, silica, troilite, and FeNi metal (0.6-8 wt% Ni; 0.4-1.1 wt% Co). Matrix glass composition: SiO2 43.9, TiO2 0.05, Al2O3 33.1, FeO 1.08, MgO 1.77, CaO 18.6, Na2O 0.37, (wt%). The stone contains moderately weathered gypsum, celestite, and Fe hydroxides. The meteorite may be paired with Dho 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 730, 731 found nearby. Specimens: type specimens of 4.8 g and a thin section, Vernad. The main mass is held by an anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 26:
Date:11 Nov 2003
Latitude:19° 19.5'N
Longitude:54°46.9'E
Mass (g):21.7
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:M. Nazarov, Vernad and Th. Ntaflos, Vienna
Type spec mass (g):4.8
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 5 Dec 2011)
Vienna: University of Vienna, Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, A-1010 Wien, Austria (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Main mass : photo courtesy The Hupe Collection   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 30"N, 54° 46' 54"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1825 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3391 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 400 unapproved names)
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