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Dhofar 1629
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1629
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1629
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.51 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Lunar (bas/anor)
Recommended:  Lunar (bas/anor)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (bas/anor).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Dhofar 1629 (Dho 1629)        18.460°N, 54.058°E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2007 Mar 2

Classification: Lunar meteorite (basalt/anorthosite)

History: Found by a prospector on March 2, 2007, and subsequently purchased by Norbert Classen at the Ensisheim Show in June 2011.

Physical characteristics: A single black stone (2.512 g) devoid of fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS). Fine regolithic breccia composed of olivine, anorthite, augite, pigeonite, ferropigeonite, hedenbergite (associated with Cr-armalcolite), silica polymorph, fayalite, aluminous chromite, troilite and rare shred-like kamacite grains. Portions of the matrix are glassy and contain tiny trapped bubbles.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa38.8-47.7, FeO/MnO = 86-106), pigeonite (Fs23.7-24.5Wo10.9-6.4, FeO/MnO = 45), ferropigeonite (Fs52.5-56.5Wo24.7-18.9, FeO/MnO = 62-64), plagioclase (An93.6-94.8Or0.1). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): mean values from INAA of subsamples are 9.8 wt.% FeO, 24 ppm Sc, 320 ppm Ni, 8.1 ppm La, 3.7 ppm Sm, 0.75 ppm Eu, 3.2 ppm Yb, 1.7 ppm Th.

Classification: Lunar (mingled breccia). Although this stone is similar in bulk composition to Dhofar 925, Dhofar 960 and Dhofar 961, it differs in appearance from those stones and was found over 100 km away.

Specimens: A total of 0.52 g of material is on deposit at UWB. Classen holds the main mass.

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Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:2007 Mar 2
Mass (g):2.51
Class:Lunar (bas/anor)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):29.1-29.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.4-23.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.5-4.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):0.52
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:N. Classen
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Classen: Norbert Classen, Am Lindenplatz 1, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 2166 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4000 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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