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Dhofar 1429
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1429
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1429
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Oman
Mass:help 89 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 224 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2008
Revised 4 Aug 2008: final writeup
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Writeup from MB 93:

Dhofar 1429                        18°32'16''N, 54°11'16''E

Dhofar, Oman

Find: 5 March 2006

Achondrite (eucrite, monomict)

History and physical description: An 89 g stone, covered with very fresh fusion crust, was found in the Dhofar region of Oman by R. Ward on March 5, 2006.

Petrography: (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU) Partially recrystallized monomict breccia. Relict textures include fine-grained subophitic transitional to variolitic textures. The matrix is a mixture of finely comminuted to recrystallized zones. Narrow shock veins transect the specimen. Plagioclase in relict basalt clasts is partially converted to maskelynite.

Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: Relict basalt clasts: orthopyroxene (Fs60.3Wo2.2; FeO/MnO = 32), pigeonite (Fs51.2Wo12.3; FeO/MnO = 30), augite (Fs25Wo45.3), chromite (Cr/(Cr + Al) = 81) and metal (Ni = 0.27 wt%).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, monomict breccia); medium to extensive shock, minimal weathering.

Type specimens: A sample of 18.8 g is on deposit at NAU. Ward holds the main mass.

Submitted by: Ted Bunch, NAU.

Data from:
  MB93
  Table 8
  Line 37:
Origin or pseudonym:Oman, desert plain
Date:5-March-2006
Latitude:18°32'16"N
Longitude:54°11'16"E
Mass (g):89
Pieces:1
Class:EUC
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:minimal
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Ward: No contact information provided. (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 32' 16"N, 54° 11' 16"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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