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Dhofar 2101
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2101
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2101
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Oman
Mass:help 13 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 18 Aug 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Dhofar 2101 (Dho 2101)        19°03’35.5"N, 54°27’19.5"E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2016

Classification: Lunar meteorite

History: The meteorite was found in 2016 during a field trip in the Oman desert.

Physical characteristics: Flattened brownish stone without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a feldspathic breccia composed of mineral fragments and basaltic clasts in a fine-grained groundmass. Most abundant minerals are calcic plagioclase and pigeonite; less abundant are augite and Fe-rich olivine. Accessories include FeS, ilmenite, and chromite. The meteorite contains calcite-filled veins due to terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa43.1±3.5 (Fa34.9-45.7, FeO/MnO=105±12, n=20); pigeonite: Fs32.9±2.4Wo10.5±2.6 (Fs28.7-36.5Wo6.1-15.8, FeO/MnO=59±6, n=20); Ca-pyroxene: Fs20.2±2.1Wo35.0±3.9 (Fs16.1-23.8Wo27.9-41.0, FeO/MnO=54±8, n=11); calcic plagioclase: An96.5±0.5 (An95.4-97.0, n=13)

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2016
Latitude:19°03'35.5"N
Longitude:54°27'19.5"E
Mass (g):13
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):43.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):32.9; 20.2
Wollastonite (mol%):10.5; 35.0
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):2.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 3' 35"N, 54° 27' 20"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2119 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3944 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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