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Dhofar 2008
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 229 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 2008 (Dho 2008)        19°07.387`N, 54°56.209’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2002 Mar 02

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 2, 2002.

Physical characteristics: Two dark brown stones of 228.79 g in total. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.83.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) various types of chondrules up to 1 mm (avg. 0.5 mm) set in recrystallized iron-hydroxide-permeated matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa17.7 (Fa16.9-20.8, n=16); pyroxene: Fs11.3Wo2.6 (Fs5.3-19.9Wo0.2-5.9, n=9). Kamacite Ni5.0-6.7, Co 0.6 (n=10).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, shock stage S3)

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

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2002 Mar 02
Latitude:19°07.387`N
Longitude:54°56.209'E
Mass (g):228.79
Pieces:2
Class:H4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):17.7 (16.9-20.8, n=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.5 (5.3-15.5, n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7 (0.2-4.4)
Magnetic suscept.:4.83
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name 3-22; 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::   (19° 7' 23"N, 54° 56' 13"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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