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Dhofar 1759
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1759
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1759
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 250 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6147 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 1759 (Dho 1759)        18°42’34.8"N, 54°08’56.6"E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Petrography: (C. Hayes, UAb) Abundant, well-defined POP chondrules within a fine-grained matrix.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and C. Hayes, UAb) Olivine Fa18.3±0.4 (n=67); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs16.8±1.7Wo1.4±0.3 (n=28).

Specimens: 38.5 g type specimen on deposit at UAb. Main mass, including thin section, at SQU.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:Jan 2011
Latitude:18°42'34.8"N
Longitude:54°08'56.6"E
Mass (g):250.3
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.3±0.4 (n=67)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8±1.7 (n=28)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.3 (n=28)
Classifier:C. Herd and C. Hayes, UAb
Type spec mass (g):38.5
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-32; 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° 42' 35"N, 54° 8' 57"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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