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Dhofar 2056
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2056
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2056
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 63.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 666 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 May 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Dhofar 2056 (Dho 2056)        19°25.552’N, 54°42.998’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2002 Feb 23

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Discovered by a desert expedition on Feb. 23, 2002.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 63.12 g.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Microscopic examination of a thin section shows clustered chondrules (PO, BO, RP) up to 2 mm (avg. 0.7 mm) with opaque oxidized rims. Chondrule matrix ratio >10.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa8.3±4.2 (n=28); pyroxene: Fs8.5±7.4Wo1.0±0.9 (n=20); kamacite, Ni 2.9-3.8, Co 0.5-0.6 wt.% (n=3). O-isotopes (R. Greenwood and Ian Franchi, OU): δ17O = 4.031, δ18O = 4.74 (permil). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.49.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Specimens: 13.4 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2002 Feb 23
Latitude:19°25.552'N
Longitude:54°42.998'E
Mass (g):63.12
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):8.3±4.2 (n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.5±7.4 (n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.95
Magnetic suscept.:4.49
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz, Bart
Type spec mass (g):13.4
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name SH3-13; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Plots: O isotopes:  
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)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 25' 33"N, 54° 43' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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