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Dhofar 026
Basic information Name: Dhofar 026
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 026
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 148 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Lunar (anorthositic crystalline 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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Pairing group:
SpecimenMassType specPlace
Dhofar 02614841Vernad
Dhofar 45799.51.64UCLA
Dhofar 45836.71UCLA
Dhofar 45931.51.68UCLA
Dhofar 46073.19.16Angers
Dhofar 46133.73.03UCLA
Dhofar 46244.71.97UCLA
Dhofar 46324.32.85UCLA
Dhofar 46422.31.17UCLA
Dhofar 46570.72.58UCLA
Dhofar 46669.22.17UCLA
Dhofar 46736.21.17UCLA
Dhofar 46818.90.91UCLA

13 specimens708.870.33
Type specimen mass OK.
Writeup from MB 84:

Dhofar 026


Found 2000 March 6

L unar meteorite (anorthositic crystalline melt breccia)

A brownish gray stone weighing 148 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.  Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M.Ivanova, Vernad):  fusion crust absent; meteorite is a clast-poor, anorthositic, crystalline melt breccia containing rare mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a completely devitrified fine-grained matrix; vesicles are abundant; sphere-shaped, chondrule-like inclusions, and rare impact-melt veins are present; feldspar, An96–98; olivine (a dominant mafic phase), Fo61–79 (Fe/Mn = 80–120 at); low-Ca pyroxene, En53–63Wo8–20 (with 0.13–0.84 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40–60 at); high-Ca pyroxene, En43–50 Wo27–33 (with 1.1–3.5 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40–50 at); accessory minerals are silica, ilmenite (MgO = 7 wt%), troilite, and Fe,Ni metal; a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.04) is present; terrestrial weathering is not significant.  The meteorite is completely different in texture and composition from Dhofar 025, but pairing must still be considered because of the proximity of the finds to one another.  Specimens:  type specimen, 41 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  Table 5
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Date:6 Mar 2000
Mass (g):148
Classifier:M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad)
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 5 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 14'N, 54° 7'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 13' 36"N, 54° 6' 42"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

     This is 1 of 1825 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3391 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 400 unapproved names)
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