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Dhofar 1612
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1612
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1612
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 124 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 493 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 May 2011
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 99:

Dhofar 1612 (Dho 1612)        18°35’N, 54°08’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2010 March 5

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Physical characteristics: Whole stone that is mostly covered with black fusion crust.

Petrography: Dominated by large (0.1 to 3.1 mm, mean 1.1 mm) FeO-poor and FeO-rich chondrules with unequilibrated silicates (Fa0.9-57.2, mean Fa 26.7) set in a fine-grained matrix (Fa50). Chondrule types include C, POP, PO, and BO. The meteorite also contains a large type B CAI (3.4 × 7.3 mm in apparent dimensions).

Classification: Petrology and composition of silicates are consistent with it being a CV3 chondrite.

Specimens: 21.3 g is available at UAz.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2010 March 5
Latitude:18°35'N
Longitude:54°08'E
Mass (g):124
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):26.7 (0.9-57.2,)
Ferrosilite (mol%):32.5 (0.9-56.8)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4 (0.1-0.8)
Classifier:Devin L. Schrader, H. C. Connolly Jr., Dante S. Lauretta, Dolores H. Hill, and Ken J. Domanik
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:UAz
Main mass:Robert Ward
Finder:Robert Ward
Comments:Submitted by Devin L. Schrader
Institutions
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Ward: No contact information provided. (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 35'N, 54° 8'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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