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Dhofar 850
Basic information Name: Dhofar 850
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 850
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 208 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  LL3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 325 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dhofar 850

Oman

Found  November 15, 2002

Ordinary chondrite LL3.

One stone weighing 208 g was found in the Dhofar region of сеntral Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, Vernad): the meteorite consists of chondrules 0.05-1.5 mm in size, of different types:  PO, POP, BO, RP, CC, and their fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix; olivine is Fa4.1-46, PMD 32.5 %, the average is Fa27; low-Ca pyroxene varies from Fs0.3En99 to Fs36En62; minor phases pigeonite, augite, chromite, kamacite, taenite, and troilite; kamacite (Ni 4.9-6.2 wt%) contains Co (up to 2.3 wt%); POP and PO chondrules are zoned and contain a glassy mesostasis.  Thermoluminescence studies show petrological type 3.4/3.5 (A. I. Ivliev, Vernad.). The matrix contains amorphous materials and chemically resembles matrices of carbonaceous chondrites; the average matrix composition is (wt%): 33.9 SiO2, 2.33 Al2O3, Cr2O3, 28.5 FeO, 20.8 MgO, 2,17 CaO, 0.73 Na2O, 0,14 K2O, 1.28 NiO, 0.22 P2O5, 1.59 SO3.  Weathering grade is W3; shock stage is S3. Specimens: one thin section and 42 g, Vernad.; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 183:
Date:15 Nov 2002
Latitude:18°37.1'N
Longitude:54°09.3'E
Mass (g):208
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Classifier:M. Ivanova and M. Nazarov, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):42
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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. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 37' 6"N, 54° 9' 18"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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