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Dhofar 1222
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1222
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1222
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 93 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Acapulcoite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Dhofar 1222

Oman

Found 2003

Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite)

A single stone, weighing 93 g, was found by Labenne. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): has an equigranular texture with a mean grain size of about 200 µm. A few well-rounded chondrule relics are present. Olivine, Fa6.8; pyroxene, Fs8.1; wide patches of merrillite, large euhedral chromites; Fe-Ni metal contains schreibersite inclusions, troilite contains about 0.35 wt% Cr. Shock stage S2, weathering grade W2/3. Specimens: type specimen, 19 g, MNHNP; main mass with finders.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 64:
Date:2003
Latitude:18°12.25'N
Longitude:54°03.40'E
Mass (g):93
Pieces:1
Class:Acap
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):19
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 12' 15"N, 54° 3' 24"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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