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Dhofar 1277
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1277
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1277
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Oman
Mass:help 10 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 603 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2005
Writeup from MB 90:

Dhofar 1277        19°10′84′′ N, 54°25′13′′E


Find: 8 March 2005

Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: One mass of 10 g was found in March 2005 in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Physical Characteristics: (M. Ivanova, Vernad; F. Brandstätter, NHMV) The sample has some dark brown fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite consists of altered POP, rare BO chondrules and chondrule fragments, olivine aggregates with halos around, and fragments of a nonhydrated matrix material set within a phyllosilicate matrix. Scarce isolated olivine and pyroxene grains and refractory inclusions consisting of altered silicates, perovskite, and spinel are present.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4–61; CaO = 0.26, Cr2O3 = 0.36 [both wt%]), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs1.3–7.2Wo0.5–3.2), high-Ca (Fs21Wo27.5). Minor phases are tochilinite, kamacite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite, Cr, P-rich sulfides, chromite, and Ca carbonates.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2); S1.

Specimens: A 3.2 g type specimen and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. The main mass is with anonymous finder.

   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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     Recommended::   (19° 10' 50"N, 54° 25' 8"E)

     This is 1 of 2166 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3999 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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