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Dhofar 2093
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2093
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2093
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Oman
Mass:help 764 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 412 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 2 Dec 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Dhofar 2093 (Dho 2093)        18°34.398’N, 54°8.889’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2014

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Discovered by an anonymous finder on a desert trip 12 km SE of Dauka in 2014.

Physical characteristics: Four gray fragments, partly covered by black-browinish crust ranging from 301.3 to 30.5 g. Cut face shows light-gray matrix with white, black, and light-brown inclusions.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Microscopic examination of a thin section shows holocrystalline hypidiomorphic texture and weak shock effect: undulatory extinction in plagioclase. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 2.88.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Pyroxene (pigeonite) Fs56.8±3.3Wo7.2±4.4, Fe/Mn 29.5 (n=13); Plagioclase An89.4±4.9Ab10.2±4.5 (n=20); SiO2; chromite CRAL 80, FFM 98 (n=1); ilmenite; kamacite Ni <0.1, Co 0.5 wt.% (n=2).

Classification: Achondrite (basaltic eucrite, monomict breccia)

Specimens: 20.0 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2014
Latitude:18°34.398'N
Longitude:54°8.889'E
Mass (g):764
Pieces:4
Class:Eucrite
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):56.8±3.3 (n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):7.2±4.4
Magnetic suscept.:2.88
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Anonymous
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
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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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 34' 24"N, 54° 8' 53"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2108 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3932 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 300 unapproved names)
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