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Dhofar 310
Basic information Name: Dhofar 310
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 310
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 10.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Lunar (anorthositic fragmental breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 69 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dhofar 310

Oman

Found 2002 January 15

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic fragmental breccia)

A grey 10.8 g stone was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy mineralogy (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is almost absent; the meteorite is a fragmental regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a devitrified glassy matrix; clasts of granulites and possible igneous rocks are abundant and have mainly anorthositic and troctolitic-noritic compositions, impact melt breccias and pyroxenitic clasts are also present; plagioclase An96–99Or0.1–0.2; olivine Fo44–86 (atomic Fe/Mn ≈ 79); orthopyroxene En59–88Wo1–5; clinopyroxene En33–77Wo5–47; accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ulvöspinel, pleonaste, ilmenite (2–7 wt% MgO), armalcolite, silica, troilite, FeNi metal; composition of the impact melt matrix is MgO 4.8, CaO 18.5, Al2O3 29.1, SiO2 43.5, FeO 3.0 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered: calcite and gypsum veins and celestite inclusions are present. Dhofar 310 was found closely to Dhofar 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 081/280, and may be paired with some of these meteorites. Specimens: 2.5 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 13:
Date:15 Jan 2002
Latitude:19°19.7'N
Longitude:54°47.1'E
Mass (g):10.8
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:S. Demidova, Vernad, G. Kurat, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):2.5
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria (institutional address; updated 28 Dec 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 5 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 42"N, 54° 47' 6"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1811 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3369 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 403 unapproved names)
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