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Dhofar 1934
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1934
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1934
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 107.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6147 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1934 (Dho 1934)        18°50.147’N, 54°52.724’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 12, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 107.9 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 5.04.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) various types of chondrules from 0.2 to 1.6 mm (avg. 0.6 mm) set in a fine-grained, transparent matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa15.3 (Fa14.5-18.0, n=22); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs14.1Wo0.8 (Fs12.9-15.4Wo0.3-1.5, n=5). Kamacite Ni 5.3-7.7, Co 0.5-0.6 wt.% (n=5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, shock stage S4)

Specimens: 20.8 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 12
Latitude:18°50.147'N
Longitude:54°52.724'E
Mass (g):107.9
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S4
Fayalite (mol%):15.3 (14.5-18.0, n=22)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.1 (12.9-15.4, n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8 (0.3-1.5)
Magnetic suscept.:5.04
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.8
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° 50' 9"N, 54° 52' 43"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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