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Dhofar 1929
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1929
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1929
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 32.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 10 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1929 (Dho 1929)        18°50.792’N, 54°52.412’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 10

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 10, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 32.5 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 5.07.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) various types of chondrules rom 0.2 to 0.9 mm (avg. 0.5 mm) set in a fine-grained matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa17.5 (Fa0.2-24.4, n=20); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs15.7Wo1.2 (Fs1.7-18.4Wo0.9-1.2, n=10).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3, shock stage S4)

Specimens: 6.5 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 10
Latitude:18°50.792'N
Longitude:54°52.412'E
Mass (g):32.5
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):17.5 (0.2-24.4, n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.7 (1.7-18.4, n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2 (0.9-1.2)
Magnetic suscept.:5.07
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):6.5
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. 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)
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 50' 48"N, 54° 52' 25"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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