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Dhofar 1674
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1674
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1674
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 49.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 183 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
Search for other: Martian meteorites
Comments: Approved 1 Jan 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Dhofar 1674 (Dho 1674)        18.317°N, 54.202°E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2010 Nov 21

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Found by a prospector near the find site of Dhofar 019 and Dhofar 1668.

Physical characteristics: A single 49.2 g stone lacking fusion crust and with a thin brown weathering patina. The pale-brown interior is mostly fresh with small darker brown olivine grains in a groundmass containing sparkling maskelynite.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Small olivine phenocrysts are set in a groundmass of zoned clinopyroxene (predominantly low-Ca compositions) and intermediate plagioclase (maskelynite), with accessory ilmenite, chromite, pyrrhotite, merrillite and chlorapatite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa48.7-58.9; FeO/MnO = 47-55), pigeonite (Fs25.0-34.5Wo11.6-9.7; FeO/MnO = 30-34), subcalcic augite (Fs18.8-21.2Wo30.5-28.5; FeO/MnO = 23-24).

Classification: Martian (shergottite, olivine-phyric). Paired with Dhofar 019 and Dhofar 1668.

Specimens: A total of 9.98 g of material is on deposit at UWB. The main mass is held by an anonymous collector.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2010 Nov 21
Latitude:18.317°N
Longitude:54.202°E
Mass (g):49.2
Pieces:1
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage:strong
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):48.7-58.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.0-34.5; 18.8-21.2
Wollastonite (mol%):11.6-9.7; 30.5-28.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):9.98
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 19' 1"N, 54° 12' 7"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2115 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3939 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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