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Dhofar 1224
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1224
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1224
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 4.57 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Lunar (feldspathic regolith 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 89:

Dhofar 1224

Found 2003 September 28

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic regolith breccia)

One 4.57 g stone, partly covered with fusion crust, was found by an anonymous prospector near the find locations of the lunar meteorites Dho 081/280/910 and Dho 302/908/1085 on a desert plateau near Wadi Quitbit, Dhofar, Oman . It was subsequently purchased by N. Classen (Classen). Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): glass-rich, melt-matrix highland regolith breccia containing sparse, small mineral and lithic clasts.  Minerals include exsolved pigeonite, augite (Fs21.4Wo38.3 to Fs24.1Wo35.0, FeO/MnO = 54.5 - 60.7), orthopyroxene (Fs27.6Wo9.4 to Fs37.1Wo3.0, FeO/MnO = 49.8 - 50.1), olivine (Fa27.3-46.7, FeO/MnO = 80-105), anorthite (An99.5-99.6), metal (10 wt.% Ni and 40 wt.% Ni), ilmenite, Ti-Al-bearing chromite and troilite.  The largest lithic clast is a troctolite composed of olivine+anorthite+ilmenite.  This specimen is probably paired to Dho 081, Dho 280 and Dho 910 found nearby.  Specimens: type specimen, 1.19 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Classen.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 66:
Date:28 Sep 2003
Latitude:19° 19.605'N
Longitude:54°46.507'E
Mass (g):4.57
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):1.19
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Classen: Norbert Classen, Am Lindenplatz 1, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 36"N, 54° 46' 30"E)

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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