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Dhofar 730
Basic information Name: Dhofar 730
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 730
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 108 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Lunar (anorthositic impact melt 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 730

Oman

Found 2002 November 9

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia)

A light-grey stone weighing 108 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; lithic clasts and mineral fragments set within a fine-grained impact melt matrix; the lithic clast population is dominated by impact-melt breccias and cataclastic granulitic and igneous rocks of anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; rare dunite fragments are present; feldspar, An86–98; orthopyroxene, Wo2–4En56–85; clinopyroxene; Wo6–46En14–71; olivine, Fo55–92 (Fe/Mn ≈ 86 at). Accessory minerals include: chromite, Cr-pleonaste, armalcolite, ilmenite, silica, troilite, and FeNi metal (6–48 wt% Ni; 1–2.4 wt% Co); the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides are present. The meteorite may be paired with Dho 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, and 731 found nearby. Specimens: type specimens of 22 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 166:
Date:9 Nov 2002
Latitude:19°19.5'N
Longitude:54°47.5'E
Mass (g):108
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:M. Nazarov, Vernad, L. Taylor, UTenn
Type spec mass (g):22
Institutions
   and collections
UTenn: Planetary Geosciences Institute, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, United States (institutional address; updated 1 Nov 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' 30"N, 54° 47' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1830 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3398 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 397 unapproved names)
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