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Dhofar 1443
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1443
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1443
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 36.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  Lunar (anorthositic breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 9 Jan 2009
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Writeup from MB 95:

Dhofar 1443   18°25.00′N 54°25.50′E

Oman

Find: 12 April 2001

Lunar (anorthositic breccia)

History: On April 12, 2001, one stone was found by an anonymous finder in the Dhofar region, Oman. Some years later three further tiny fragments were found within a few feet. The total mass of all stones is 36.7 g.

Physical characteristics: The rock is slightly weathered and relatively dark in hand specimen.

Petrography and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, IfP and E. H. Haiderer, Vienna): typical anorthositic breccia with light anorthositic clasts and abundant impact melt clasts embedded within a tough, partially molten matrix. This mostly devitrified matrix contains abundant vesicles and schlieren. Based on the optical appearance the rock has some similarities with Dhofar 081, however, the coordinates do not favor pairing.

Mineral compositions: feldspar ranges from An83–98 with a mean of An94.8 ± 3.5; pyroxene is Fs12–49; mean: Fs30 ± 9; and olivine is Fa19–52; mean: Fa35.5 ± 9.

Classification: Lunar (anorthositic breccia).

Type specimens: 7.4 g and one polished thin section (IfP, Mün); an anonymous collector holds the main mass.
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 7
  Line 12:
State/Prov/County:Zufar, Oman
Date:2001
Latitude:18°25.00'N
Longitude:54°25.50'E
Mass (g):36.7
Pieces:4
Class:Lunar (anorthositic breccia)
Fayalite (mol%):19-52
Ferrosilite (mol%):12-49
Classifier:A. Bischoff and E.H. Haiderer, IfP
Type spec mass (g):7.4
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Feldspar, An83–98
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Haiderer: Erich Haiderer Laboratory, P.O. Box 88, A-1140 Vienna, Austria (private address; updated 7 Jan 2015)
Vienna: University of Vienna, Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, A-1010 Wien, Austria (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 25' 0"N, 54° 25' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2107 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3930 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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