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Dhofar 1675
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1675
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1675
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Oman
Mass:help 168 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 342 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 8 Nov 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Dhofar 1675 (Dho 1675)        18°15.54’N, 54°1.768’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2004

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

Physical characteristics: A greenish-brown stone lacking fusion crust was found in 2004 on the desert plain in the Dhofar region.

Petrography: (Ansgar Greshake, MNB) The meteorite is dominated by large Ca-rich feldspar (maskelynite) and brownish pyroxene typically showing fine exsolution lamellae. Minor phases are chromite and silica polymorph. Constituent mineral phases display strong shock effects, e.g. feldspar is converted into maskelynite and pyroxene shows undulatory extinction and intense twinning. Shock veins and melt fragments are found throughout the specimen. The meteorite also contains small clasts with basaltic texture. The meteorite has a low degree of weathering.

Geochemistry: Ca-rich pyroxene is Fs22.4-26.1Wo41.1-45.1, FeO/MnO=31; Ca-poor pyroxene Fs54.7-57.8Wo1.8-3.4, FeO/MnO=32; plagioclase is An 82.9-91.2.

Classification: HED achondrite (eucrite-pmict)

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2004
Latitude:18°15.54'N
Longitude:54°1.768'E
Mass (g):168
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):27.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 15' 32"N, 54° 1' 46"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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