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Dhofar 025
Basic information Name: Dhofar 025
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 025
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 751 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Lunar (anorthositic regolith breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 84:

Dhofar 025

Oman

Found 2000 March 5

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic regolith breccia)

A brownish gray stone weighing 751 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.  Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and
M. Ivanova, Vernad):  fusion crust absent; meteorite is a regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a glass-rich matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An95–96; pyroxene, En74–84Wo3–6 (Fe/Mn = 50–70 at); olivine, Fo70–78 (Fe/Mn = 91–97 at); accessory minerals are silica, Ti-rich alumochromite, troilite, and Fe,Ni metal; meteorite has a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.95); terrestrial weathering is not significant.  Specimens:  type specimen, 102 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 5
  Line 25:
Date:5 Mar 2000
Latitude:18°24.2'N
Longitude:54°09.1'E
Mass (g):751
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad)
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 5 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 24'N, 54° 9'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 24' 12"N, 54° 9' 6"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1782 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3333 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 319 unapproved names)
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