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Dhofar 1762
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1762
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1762
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Oman
Mass:help 81 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 505 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 12 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Dhofar 1762 (Dho 1762)        18.888°N, 54.467°E

Zufar, Oman

Purchased: 2018 Feb

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Found in Oman in 2010 by an anonymous prospector and subsequently purchased by Martin Goff in February 2018.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely packed, well-formed, small chondrules (apparent diameter 220±130 µm, N = 20), mineral grains and very fine grained CAI are set in a finer grained matrix (orange-brown in thin section).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.7-60.7, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.10-0.45 wt.%, mean 0.19±0.13 wt.%, N = 8), orthopyroxene (Fs0.6-36.6Wo0.9-2.8, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs1.3-1.5Wo38.3-46.0, N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 16.3 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. M. Goff.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Place of purchase:Poland
Date:P 2018 Feb
Latitude:18.888°N
Longitude:54.467°E
Mass (g):81
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):1.7-60.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.6-36.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-2.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):16.3
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Goff
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. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 53' 17"N, 54° 28' 1"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2108 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3932 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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