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Dhofar 302
Basic information Name: Dhofar 302
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 302
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 3.83 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Lunar (anorthositic impact melt breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 86:

Dhofar 302


Found 2001 June 28

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia)

A dark grey stone weighing 3.83 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; meteorite is a clast-rich impact melt breccia; mineral fragments and lithic clasts are set within a poorly­crystallized impact melt glassy matrix; impact melt breccias are most abundant in the lithic clast population; fragments of primary igneous rocks and granulites of anorthositic, gabbro-noritic, and troctolitic compositions are common; rare glass fragments of KREEP composition were found; mare basalt material is probably present; feldspar, An90–99; orthopyroxene, Wo1–4En45–88; clinopyroxene, Wo6–46En2–83, olivine, Fo8–94 (Fe/Mn ≈ 86 atom%); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Mg-Al-spinel, ilmenite (0.4–6 wt% MgO), baddeleyite, silica, tranquilityite (?), troilite, and FeNi metal (0.7–44 wt% Ni; 0.2–1.4 wt% Co); composition of the impact-melt glassy matrix is SiO2 = 44.5, TiO2 = 0.27, Al2O3 = 28.1, Cr2O3 = 0.09, FeO = 4.02, MnO = 0.06, MgO = 4.84, CaO = 16.5, Na2O = 0.41, K2O = 0.09, P2O5 = 0.12 (wt%); terrestrial weathering is not significant. Dhofar 302 and Dhofar 081/280 were found nearby and are possibly paired. However, Dhofar 302 seems to be poorer in glass and richer in igneous and granulitic lithologies. Specimens: type specimen, 0.8 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
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Date:28 Jun 2001
Mass (g):3.83
Classifier:M. Nazarov (Vernad) and L. Taylor (UTenn)
Type spec mass (g):0.8
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UTenn: Planetary Geosciences Institute, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, United States (institutional address; updated 1 Nov 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 20'N, 54° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 19' 36"N, 54° 47' 6"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 2167 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4001 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 436 unapproved names)
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