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Dhofar 930
Basic information Name: Dhofar 930
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 930
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 18 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dhofar 930

Oman

Found 2003, February 11

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

One rounded small stone of 18 g in weight, completely coated with fresh black fusion crust, was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (C. Lorenz, Vernad and F. Brandstätter, NHMV): the meteorite is a polymict breccia, consisting of numerous lithic clasts, embedded in light-grey, fine-grained clastic matrix. Mineral clasts are pyroxenes En33-65Wo1-4 with lamellae of augite En30-45Wo35-43, feldspar An94Ab3, minor orthopyroxenes En65-79Wo1-3, rare silica, chromite, troilite, Fe-Ni metal. Rock clasts are eucrites, anorthosites (An95Ab3), medium- to coarse-grained recrystallized eucrites, polymict eucrite breccias, impact melts and carbonaceous chondrite clasts. Eucrite clasts consist of pyroxene (En42Wo2 with lamellae of En34Wo40), feldspar An86Ab9 and rare olivine Fa18, ilmenite, zircon and Ca-phosphate. The meteorite is unweathered. Specimens: type specimen 3.9 g and two thin polished sections - Vernad, main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 5
  Line 219:
Date:11 Feb 2003
Latitude:19°23.4'N
Longitude:54°33.5'E
Mass (g):18
Pieces:1
Classifier:C. Lorenz, Vernad and F. Brandstätter, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):5.48
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. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 23' 24"N, 54° 33' 30"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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