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Dhofar 182
Basic information Name: Dhofar 182
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 182
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 255 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dhofar 182

Dhofar, Oman

Found 2000 February 9

Achondrite (Eucrite)

Many stones were with a shiny fusion crust were found within a square metre during a meteorite hunt. The largest fragments were 140.5 g, 90.1 g, and 24.5 g in mass, and they fit together into a complete individual. Classification (J. Otto, Frei): The meteorite is a basaltic eucrite, Fs61.9, plagioclase An88.7. The meteorite is low shock, weathering grade W0. Specimens: 140.5 g Koblitz, 96.3 g JNMC-Zurich, Switzerland; type specimen 2.8 g Frei + 18.6 g Mün.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 13:
Date:9 Feb 2000
Latitude:18°56.5'N
Longitude:54°30.08'E
Mass (g):255.1
Pieces:3
Class:Euc
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.9
Classifier:J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei. (Fre1 is undefined, but this is MB87 definition)
Type spec mass (g):18.6
Institutions
   and collections
Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
Koblitz: Jörn Koblitz, Benquestrasse 27, D-28209 Bremen, Germany; Website (private address)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 56' 18"N, 54° 30' 5"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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