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Dhofar 2106
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2106
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2106
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 6 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 541 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 3 Jul 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Dhofar 2106 (Dho 2106)        18°21.638’N, 54°10.470’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2010

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: The meteorite was found 2010 during a field trip in the Oman desert.

Physical characteristics: Small black individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of small (apparent mean diameter about 250 μm) chondrules, chondrule pseudomorphs, mineral fragments, and rare CAIs many of which surrounded by fine-grained dust rims set into abundant fine-grained matrix. Several chondrule pseudomorphs contain fibrous phyllosilicates. Matrix is Fe-rich with abundant Fe-sulfides and rare Ca-carbonates.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2010
Latitude:18°21.638'N
Longitude:54°10.470'E
Mass (g):6
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):17.0±19.0 (0.7-53.3, n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):5.3±1.9 (2.0-7.0, n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.1±0.2 (2.7-3.3, n=10)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):1.3
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; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Ansgar Greshake   
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 21' 38"N, 54° 10' 28"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2131 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3960 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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