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Dhofar 081
Basic information Name: Dhofar 081
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 081
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Oman
Mass:help 174 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Lunar (feldspathic fragmental breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 85:

Dhofar 081

Oman

Found 1999 November 29

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic fragmental breccia)

A brownish gray stone of 174 g covered by fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and description (A. Greshake, MNB): a feldspathic fragmental breccia consisting of clasts of various lithologies embedded into a devitrified fine-grained matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An96.5–99.5; pyroxene, Fs21.9–46.2Wo3.0–41.4; olivine, Fa29.3–47.8; augites are more abundant than Ca-poor pyroxenes and often contain pigeonite exsolution lamellae; accessory phases are Fe-Ni metal, ilmenite, and Ti-Cr-rich spinel; crystalline fragments include large gabbroic anorthosites, high-Al highland basalts, microporphyritic impact melt breccias, dark fine­grained impact melt breccias, and large cataclastic feldspar; no regolith components (e.g., glass spherules) have been identified; low bulk concentrations of MgO and FeO reflect low abundance of mafic components. Specimens: 19.8 g plus two thin sections, MNB; several grams, Mün; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 1
  Line 55:
Date:29 Nov 1999
Latitude:19°19.32'N
Longitude:54°46.96'E
Mass (g):174
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 19'N, 54° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 19"N, 54° 46' 58"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 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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