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Dhofar 2006
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 116.2 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 10 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 2006 (Dho 2006)        18°51.705’N, 54°53.815’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 01

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 1, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 116.2 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.96.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) various types of chondrules up to 1.2 mm (avg. 0.7 mm) set in an iron-hydroxide-bearing matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa17.4 (Fa16.8-17.8, n=24); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs17.7Wo0.9 (Fs4.6-20.9Wo0.3-1.3, n=17); chromite CRAL=91, FFM=87, Fe/Mg=6.2 (n=3); merrillite. Kamacite Ni6.0, Co 0.6 (n=1).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, shock stage S3)

Specimens: 21.6 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 01
Latitude:18°51.705'N
Longitude:54°53.815'E
Mass (g):116.2
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):17.4 (16.8-17.8, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.7 (4.6-20.9, n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9 (0.3-1.3)
Magnetic suscept.:4/96
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name 1-38; 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° 51' 42"N, 54° 53' 49"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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