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Dhofar 280
Basic information Name: Dhofar 280
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 251 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Lunar (anorthositic fragmental breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 85:

Dhofar 280

Oman

Found 2001 April 14

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic fragmental breccia)

A gray, crusted stone weighing 251.2 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy (M. Nazarov, Vernad): a fragmental breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a glass-rich matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An91–98; pyroxene, En58–75Wo4–5; olivine, Fo60–77 (Fe/Mn ≈ 99 atomic); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ilmenite, troilite, and Fe-Ni metal; terrestrial weathering not significant. Dhofar 081 and Dhofar 280 are probably paired because the stones were found close to one another and are similar in texture and mineral chemistry.  Specimens: type specimen, 50 g plus two sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 1
  Line 184:
Date:14 Apr 2001
Latitude:19°19.6'N
Longitude:54°47.0'E
Mass (g):251.2
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
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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. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 20'N, 54° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 36"N, 54° 47' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1811 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3372 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 403 unapproved names)
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