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Dhofar 1981
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1981
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1981
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Oman
Mass:help 32.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 532 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 6 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1981 (Dho 1981)        18°38.252’N, 54°8.640’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2008 Feb 9

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: Four small black individuals partly covered with matte fusion crust were found during a field trip to the Dhofar region of Oman.

Petrography: The meteorite has an almost black interior and is composed of small (about 0.1-0.3 mm in diameter) chondrules, chondrule pseudomorphs and rare CAIs set into an abundant dark matrix of mainly phyllosilicates, Ca-carbonates, and pyrrhotite; poorly-characterized-phase lumps are present. Most components are surrounded by fine-grained accretionary rims. No pyroxenes were found, attesting to a rather high degree of aqueous alteration.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2008 Feb 9
Latitude:18°38.252'N
Longitude:54°8.640'E
Mass (g):32.7
Pieces:4
Class:CM2
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):19.7±23 (0.8-56.8, n=48)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):6.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 38' 15"N, 54° 8' 38"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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