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Dhofar 279
Basic information Name: Dhofar 279
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 279
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1932 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 2
  Line 60:
Date:8 Apr 2001
Latitude:18°15.9'N
Longitude:54°20.3'E
Mass (g):1932
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:S. Afanasiev (Vernad) and A. Ulianov (MSUR)
Type spec mass (g):184
Type spec location:similar sized specimens also at MSUR
Institutions
   and collections
MSUR: Department of Geology, Moscow State University, Vorobjovy Gory, Moscow, 119899, Russia (institutional address; updated 1 Mar 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 16'N, 54° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 15' 54"N, 54° 20' 18"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 km apart

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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