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Dhofar 1624
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1624
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1624
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 621 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H-melt rock
Recommended:  H-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as H-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Dhofar 1624 (Dho 1624)        18°09.815’N, 54°16.525’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2009 May 10

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H, melt rock)

History: One dark brown stone was discovered in the desert about 60 km NNE of Thumrayt.

Physical characteristics: Magnetic susceptibility log χ=5.11 (χ in m3/kg x10-9).

Petrography: (Bartoschewitz, Bart) Fine-grained rock with few recognizable chondrules and anhedral pyroxene and olivine in a matrix (<0.03 mm) of polygonal equigranular olivine, pyroxene and plagioclase. Most metal oxidized.

Geochemistry: (Bartoschewitz, Bart and P. Appel and B. Mader Kiel) Olivine Fa17.4-18.3, CaO=0.1 at%, Fe/Mn = 33. Low-Ca pyroxene Fs13.9-15.1Wo3.3-4.9; Ca pyroxene Fs8.4-18.8Wo39.6-5.7; feldspar An10.7Or4.0.

Classification: Chondrite (H melt rock)

Specimens: A total of 20 g of sample is on deposit at Kiel. A sample of 51 g and one thin section are on deposit at Bart.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 107:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2009 May 10
Latitude:18°09.815'N
Longitude:54°16.525'E
Mass (g):621
Pieces:1
Class:H-melt rock
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.8 (17.4-18.3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.7 (13.9-15.1)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3-4.9
Magnetic suscept.:5.11
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 9' 49"N, 54° 16' 32"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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