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Dhofar 1831
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1831
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1831
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 169 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10308 approved meteorites (plus 45 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Feb 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Dhofar 1831 (Dho 1831)        18°41.138’N, 54°22.002’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Geochemistry: Silicate compositions obtained following the Dodd et al. (1967) method.

Specimens: 21.6 g type specimen, including thin section, on deposit at UAb. Main mass at SQU.

Bibliography:
  • Dodd R.T., Van Schmus W.R., and Koffman D.M. (1967) A survey of the unequilibrated ordinary chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 31, 921–934 (link)
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:sand/carbonate desert
Date:Jan 2011
Latitude:18°41.138'N
Longitude:54°22.002'E
Mass (g):169
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.2±0.7 (N=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2±0.9 (N=49)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.8 (N=49)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-17; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
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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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 41' 8"N, 54° 22' 0"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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