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Dhofar 1842
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1842
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1842
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 73.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10324 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 10 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1842 (Dho 1842)        18°49.834’N, 54°35.538’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2001 Jan 15

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on Jan. 1, 2001.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 73.89 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ =4.80.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) various types of chondrules up to 1.2 mm (avg. 0.6 mm) set in a matrix with iron-hydroxide-filled cracks.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa19.2 (Fa18.4-21.3, n=11); low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.1Wo1.3 (Fs16.3-17.9Wo1.1-1.6, n=7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, shock stage S2)

Specimens: 14.8 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2001 Jan 15
Latitude:18°49.834'N
Longitude:54°35.538'E
Mass (g):73.89
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.2 (18.4-21.3, n=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1 (16.3-17.9, n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3 (1.1-1.6)
Magnetic suscept.:4.80
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):14.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 49' 50"N, 54° 35' 32"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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