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Dhofar 300
Basic information Name: Dhofar 300
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 300
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 624 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 424 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dhofar 300

Oman

Found 2001 January 14

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 624 g partly crusted stone was found in the desert. Classification and mineralogy (D. Badjukov, C. Lorenz, Vernad; F. Brandstätter, NHMV): a metamorphosed breccia of millimeter- to centimeter-sized lithic clasts (~70 vol%) with fine-grained matrix; clasts have ophitic texture and consist mainly of plagioclase (An85.6±4.0) and very finely exsolved pyroxene (bulk composition is Fs48±5Wo20±6 with 0.5– 1.5 wt% Cr2O3), with minor low-Ca pyroxene (Fs61±1Wo3±1); matrix consists mainly of subhedral grains of plagioclase (An84.3±3.4), Cr-bearing augite (Fs30±3Wo41±3) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs62.7±1.0Wo2.2±0.5); minor minerals are tridymite, ilmenite, and troilite; shock features include mechanical twinning in pyroxenes and rare planar deformation features in plagioclase. Specimens: 124 g, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 1
  Line 186:
Date:14 Jan 2001
Latitude:18°24.2'N
Longitude:54°8.6'E
Mass (g):624
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 24'N, 54° 9'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 24' 12"N, 54° 8' 36"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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