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Dhofar 2065
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2065
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2065
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Oman
Mass:help 60 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 523 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 9 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Dhofar 2065 (Dho 2065)        18°40.943’N, 54°12.601’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 8 Feb 2008

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was found in 2008 during a field trip in the Oman desert.

Petrography: The dark-brownish meteorite is composed of abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules are typically 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter; some regions show brownish staining due to terrestrial weathering.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:8 Feb 2008
Latitude:18°40.943'N
Longitude:54°12.601'E
Mass (g):60
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):24.1±18.8 (0.5-46.1, n=49)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.7±2.9 (0.8-13.2, n=33)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4±1.3 (0.4-4.9, n=33)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Tomasz Jakubowski
Finder:Tomasz Jakubowski
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 40' 57"N, 54° 12' 36"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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