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Dhofar 1559
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1559
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1559
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.47 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5855 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 5 Dec 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Dhofar 1559 (Dho 1559)        18.733°N, 54.263°E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2009 Apr 6

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Found in the desert by an anonymous hunter on 6 April 2009.

Physical characteristics: A weathered mass (2466 g) consisting of a central fresher portion surrounded by more altered debris.

Petrography: Predominantly recrystallized texure with rare relict chondrules.

Geochemistry: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWB) Olivine (Fa18.6-18.8), orthopyroxene (Fs16.4-16.6Wo1.7-1.6), clinopyroxene (Fs7.3-7.6Wo43.6-44.2), sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, taenite and troilite. Oxygen isotopes (R. Tanaka, OkaU): analyses of acid-washed subsamples gave, respectively δ17O = 3.052, 2.943; δ18O = 4.717, 4.523; Δ17O = 0.567, 0.561 per mil.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6).

Specimens: 58.6 g of type material and one polished thin section are at UWB. The main mass is held by an anonymous collector.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2009 Apr 6
Latitude:18.733°N
Longitude:54.263°E
Mass (g):2466
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):18.6-18.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4-16.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7-1.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Anonymous
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
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)
OkaU: Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University, Misasa Tottori 682-0193, Japan (institutional address)
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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° 43' 59"N, 54° 15' 47"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2119 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3944 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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