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Dhofar 1757
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1757
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1757
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 68.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6303 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 25 Jun 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Dhofar 1757 (Dho 1757)        18°43’23.3"N, 54°22’59.5"E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Petrography: (G. Lucas, UAb) Chondrules mainly PO and POP. Opaque shock melt veins, irregular and planar fractures, mosaicism and undulatory extinction visible in the pyroxene and olivine.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and G. Lucas, UAb). Olivine 19.8±0.7 (n=59); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs17.2±0.2Wo1.3±0.2 (n=47).

Specimens: 21.1 g type specimen, including polished thin section, are on deposit at UAb. Main mass at SQU.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:Jan 2011
Latitude:18°43'23.3"N
Longitude:54°22'59.5"E
Mass (g):68.5
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.8±0.7 (n=59)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2±0.2 (n=47)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2 (n=47)
Classifier:C. Herd and G. Lucas, UAb
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-9; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 43' 23"N, 54° 22' 59"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2166 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3999 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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