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Dhofar 2036
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2036
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2036
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 221 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 218 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 2036 (Dho 2036)        18.541°N, 54.430°E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

History: Found in 2009 by an anonymous prospector.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Composed of relatively large microgabbroic eucrite clasts set in a finer grained matrix (~20 vol.%). Minerals are calcic plagioclase, exsolved pigeonite, silica polymorph (some intergrown with clinopyroxene), Al-Ti-chromite, Ti-rich chromite, ilmenite, merrillite, troilite and rare zircon.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene host (Fs60.0-61.3Wo2.8-2.1, FeO/MnO = 31-32, N =3), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs25.6-26.8Wo43.6-43.3, FeO/MnO = 30-32, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite (monomict microgabbroic breccia).

Specimens: 20.2 g including one polished thin section at ROM; remainder with anonymous owner.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2009
Latitude:18.541°N
Longitude:54.430°E
Mass (g):221
Pieces:8
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):60.0-61.3; 25.6-26.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.8-2.1; 43.6-43.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:Anonymous
Comments:ROM 090; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 32' 28"N, 54° 25' 48"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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