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Dhofar 2005
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 30 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 526 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 May 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Dhofar 2005 (Dho 2005)        18°51.792’N, 54°51.217’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 12

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 12, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 30 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.98.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows a variety of chondrules up to 0.6 mm (avg. 0.2 mm) set in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrule/matrix ratio ~1.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa22.8 (Fa1.7-54.2), Cr2O3=0-0.6 wt.%, Fe/Mn=74 (n=19); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs1.5Wo2.0 (Fs0.6-3.5Wo0.4-4.4, n=9); feldspar An66Or0.2. Kamacite Ni 5.2, Co 1.3 (n=1); taenite Ni 34-40, Co 0.3-0.7 (n=4) wt.%.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

Specimens: 6.33 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 12
Latitude:18°51.792'N
Longitude:54°51.217'E
Mass (g):30
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Fayalite (mol%):22.8 (1.7-54.2, n=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5 (0.6-3.5, n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0 (0.4-4.4)
Magnetic suscept.:3.98
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):6.33
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name 1-145; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 51' 48"N, 54° 51' 13"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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