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Dhofar 1015
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 63.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EH4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH4
Recommended:  EH4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as EH4.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dhofar 1015

Oman

Found 2002 December 21

Enstatite chondrite (EH4)

A complete stone of 63.53 g was found by A. Al-Kathiri, E. Gnos, M. Eggimann, and S. Lorenzetti. Mineralogy and classification (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE): Enstatite chondrite containing dark matrix, average chondrule size 0.4 mm. Few olivine grains range from Fa0.4–0.6, orthopyroxenes have compositions of Fs0.5-4.1Wo0.4-1.6, and plagioclase present is anorthite-poor (An0.04). Oxygen isotopes (average of two measurements by I. A. Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU) yielded: δ17O =  3.116‰, δ18O = 5.747‰, and Δ17O = 0.128‰. Weathering grade is W3 and shock stage S2. Specimens: all specimens at NMB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 242:
Date:21 Dec 2002
Latitude:18°33.544'N
Longitude:54°4.897'E
Mass (g):63.526
Pieces:1
Class:EH4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.5-4.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-1.6
Classifier:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, A. Al-Kathiri, M. Eggiman and S. Lorenzetti, NMB; analyst: E. Gnos and A. Al-Kathiri, NMB
Type spec location:NHB
Finder:E. Gnos, B. Hofmann, A. Al-Kathiri, M. Eggiman and S. Lorenzetti, NMB
Comments:plag: An0/04
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
NHB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
NMB: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
UBE: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 33' 33"N, 54° 4' 54"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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