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Dhofar 1760
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1760
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1760
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1150 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 1760 (Dho 1760)        18°36’37.3"N, 54°13’24.9"E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Petrography: (G. Lucas, UAb) Chondrules display porphyritic olivine or pyroxene, barred olivine and cryptocrystalline textures. The presence of minor opaque shock melt veins, as well as irregular and planar fractures, and undulatory extinction in olivine and pyroxene indicates moderate shock (S3).

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and G. Lucas, UAb) Olivine 18.6±0.4 (n=47); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs16.6±0.5Wo1.2±0.4 (n=54).

Specimens: 26.1 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°36'37.3"N
Longitude:54°13'24.9"E
Mass (g):1149.5
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.6±0.4 (n=47)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.6±0.5 (n=54)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.4 (n=54)
Classifier:C. Herd and G. Lucas, UAb
Type spec mass (g):26.1
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-34; 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)
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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° 36' 37"N, 54° 13' 25"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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