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Dhofar 955
Basic information Name: Dhofar 955
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 955
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 16 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 470 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Dhofar 955

Oman

Found 2003 February 6

Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

One fragment of individual stone weighing 16 g was found on February 2003 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad, F. Brandstaetter, NHMV): fusion crust is dark brown, the meteorite consists of altered POP, rare BO chondrules and their fragments, olivine aggregates sometimes with a halo around. Refractory inclusions consist of perovskite, spinel, and hydrously altered silicates. Olivine: Fa0.5-35, CaO – 0.24 wt.%, Cr2O3 – 0.40 wt.%. Pyroxene is rare and represented as orthopyroxene Fs1.4-5.6 Wo0.8-2.4 and augite Fs2.0 Wo36.6. Minor phases are tochilinite, kamacite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite, Cr- P-rich sulfides, chromite, escolaite, schreibersite, and Ca-carbonates. The matrix is hydrously altered, and composed mainly of phyllosilicates and rare isolated grains of olivine and pyroxene. Weathering grade is W1. Shock stage is S1. Specimens: a type specimen, 4.3 g, and one polished section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 31:
Date:6 Feb 2003
Latitude:19°03.3'N
Longitude:54°45.2'E
Mass (g):16
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Classifier:M. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):4.3
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 21 Feb 2016)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 3' 18"N, 54° 45' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2104 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3914 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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