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Dhofar 1836
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1836
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1836
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 707 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1652 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Feb 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Dhofar 1836 (Dho 1836)        18°43.012’N, 54°23.44’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Jan 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

Petrography: Although silicate compositional variation is consistent with petrologic type 5, petrologic type 4 is indicated by petrography, including well-defined chondrules, devitrified glass, and paucity of feldspar.

Geochemistry: Silicate compositions obtained following the Dodd et al. (1967) method.

Specimens: 33.5 g type specimen, including thin section, on deposit at UAb. Main mass at SQU.

Bibliography:
  • Dodd R.T., Van Schmus W.R., and Koffman D.M. (1967) A survey of the unequilibrated ordinary chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 31, 921–934 (link)
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:sand/carbonate desert
Date:Jan 2011
Latitude:18°43.012'N
Longitude:54°23.44'E
Mass (g):707.4
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±0.9 (N=48)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3±1.5 (N=40)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.7 (N=40)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):33.5
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-43; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 43' 1"N, 54° 23' 26"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2131 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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