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Dhofar 1286
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1286
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1286
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Oman
Mass:help 898 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 341 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
Revised 9 Sep 2006: Update classification
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Writeup from MB 90:

Dhofar 1286        18°25′579′′N, 54°25′719′′E

Oman

Find: December 2005

Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)

History: Two pieces of meteorite weighing 898 g in total were found on a sandy surface in the desert of Oman. The distance between the fragments was about 30 m. Joined together, the fragments form an almost complete individual sample with ~10% missing.

Petrography: (Lorenz, Vernad and Brandstätter, NHMV) On the unbroken surfaces, black fusion crust is partly preserved. The meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting of fragments of medium- to coarse-grained metamorphosed gabbroic rocks and fine- to medium-grained subophitic basaltic rocks. Minor equigranular metamorphic pyroxene-feldspar rocks, melts, and melt matrix breccias are present. The rock fragments are situated in a fine-grained clastic matrix and comprise 60 vol% of the whole meteorite. Accessory minerals are troilite, chromite, ilmenite, silica, Ca phosphate, and metal Fe,Ni.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene (En35.1–62.8Wo1.8–5.7; Fe/Mn = 30) with exsolved augite (En21.1–54.2Wo21.1–38.9).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, polymict).

Specimens: A 20.6 g type specimen and one polished section are on deposit at Vernad. An anonymous finder holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 5
  Line 9:
Date:Dec 2005
Latitude:18°25.579'N
Longitude:54°25.719'E
Mass (g):898
Pieces:2
Ferrosilite (mol%):78
Type spec mass (g):20.6
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 25' 35"N, 54° 25' 43"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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