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Dhofar 733
Basic information Name: Dhofar 733
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 733
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 98 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Lunar (anorthositic granulitic 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 733

Oman

Found 2002 November 12

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic granulitic breccia)

A brownish grey stone weighing 98 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent; the rock contains relics of mineral and lithic clasts and shows granoblastic or poikiloblastic textures; anorthositic, troctolitic and gabbro-noritic lithologies are present. Mineral compositions: feldspar, An89–96; orthopyroxene, Wo4–5En73–76; clinopyroxene, Wo36–40En48–52; olivine, Fo71–76 (Fe/Mn ≈ 87 at). Accessory minerals are armalcolite, ilmenite, Al-chromite, Ca-phosphate, troilite, and FeNi metal (31–43 wt% Ni; 1.3–1.7 wt% Co); lath-shaped armalcolite is most common; the stone is moderately weathered; smectite, gypsum, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dho 733 was found far away from other lunar stones collected in the Dhofar region and has a distinctly different texture. It is probably not paired with any other Dhofar lunar finds known so far. Specimens: type specimens of 20 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 169:
Date:12 Nov 2002
Latitude:18°35.3'N
Longitude:54°13.8'E
Mass (g):98
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:S. Demidova, Vernad, G. Kurat, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):20
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 35' 18"N, 54° 13' 48"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1822 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3387 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 402 unapproved names)
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