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Dhofar 961
Basic information Name: Dhofar 961
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 961
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 21.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Lunar (feldspathic 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 89:

Dhofar 961

Oman

Found 2003 November 12

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia)

A gray stone weighing 21.6 g was found nearby to the Dho 925 and 960 lunar meteorites in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad, F. Brandstaetter, NHMV): the meteorite is similar to Dho 925 and 960 in texture, mineralogy and mineral chemistry and the stones may be paired. Specimens: type specimens of 4.8 g and a thin section on deposit at Vernad.  The main mass is held by an anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 37:
Date:12 Nov 2003
Latitude:19° 23.9'N
Longitude:54°33.8'E
Mass (g):21.6
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:D. Badyukov, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):4.8
Type spec location:Vernad
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. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 23' 54"N, 54° 33' 48"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1811 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3370 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 403 unapproved names)
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