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Dhofar 700
Basic information Name: Dhofar 700
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 700
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 2.77 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 415 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dhofar 700

Oman

Found 2002 November 15

Achondrite (diogenite)

Twelve dark-grey stones totalling 2770 g were found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent. The meteorite has an equigranular texture, and consists dominantly of orthopyroxene (Wo2.5–7En62–71; Fe/Mn ≈ 25 at.). Accessory minerals are clinopyroxene Wo8–25En55–66, olivine Fo63–68, plagioclase An89–95, silica, chromite, troilite and FeNi metal (0.2–3.8 wt% Ni, 0.3–0.8 wt% Co); terrestrial weathering is not significant; rare Fe hydroxide is present. The mafic silicates in Dho 700 have the low mg# that is a characteristic feature of diogenites. Specimens: 350 g plus thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 139:
Date:15 Nov 2002
Latitude:19°18.5'N
Longitude:54°33.1'E
Mass (g):2770
Pieces:12
Class:Dio
Classifier:S. Demidova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):350
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria (institutional address; updated 28 Dec 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 18' 30"N, 54° 33' 6"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2106 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3929 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 301 unapproved names)
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