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Dhofar 1860
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1860
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1860
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1774 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10565 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 1860 (Dho 1860)        18°56.633’N, 54°06.96’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2001 Jan 27

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on Jan. 27, 2001.

Physical characteristics: Two dark brown stones of 1773.8 g in total. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 5.22.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) recrystallised chondrules form 0.2 to 1.0 mm (avg. 0.5 mm) set in iron hydroxide interspersed in a recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa18.6 (Fa17.9-19.7, n=12); low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.0Wo1.6 (Fs15.9-19.4Wo1.1-2.0, n=11). Kamacite Ni 5.0-6.7, Co 0.6 wt.% (n=12).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, shock stage S2)

Specimens: 20.3 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2001 Jan 27
Latitude:18°56.633'N
Longitude:54°06.96'E
Mass (g):1773.8
Pieces:2
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.6 (17.9-19.7, n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0 (15.9-19.4, n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6 (1.1-2.0)
Magnetic suscept.:5.22
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.3
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° 56' 38"N, 54° 6' 58"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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