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Dhofar 026
Basic information Name: Dhofar 026
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 026
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 148 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Lunar (anorthositic crystalline melt breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dhofar 026

Oman

Found 2000 March 6

L unar meteorite (anorthositic crystalline melt breccia)

A brownish gray stone weighing 148 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.  Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M.Ivanova, Vernad):  fusion crust absent; meteorite is a clast-poor, anorthositic, crystalline melt breccia containing rare mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a completely devitrified fine-grained matrix; vesicles are abundant; sphere-shaped, chondrule-like inclusions, and rare impact-melt veins are present; feldspar, An96–98; olivine (a dominant mafic phase), Fo61–79 (Fe/Mn = 80–120 at); low-Ca pyroxene, En53–63Wo8–20 (with 0.13–0.84 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40–60 at); high-Ca pyroxene, En43–50 Wo27–33 (with 1.1–3.5 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40–50 at); accessory minerals are silica, ilmenite (MgO = 7 wt%), troilite, and Fe,Ni metal; a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.04) is present; terrestrial weathering is not significant.  The meteorite is completely different in texture and composition from Dhofar 025, but pairing must still be considered because of the proximity of the finds to one another.  Specimens:  type specimen, 41 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 5
  Line 26:
Date:6 Mar 2000
Latitude:18°13.6'N
Longitude:54°06.7'E
Mass (g):148
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad)
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 14'N, 54° 7'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 13' 36"N, 54° 6' 42"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2523 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 27 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4396 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 442 unapproved names)
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