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Dhofar 2038
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2038
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2038
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Oman
Mass:help 6.46 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H3-6
Recommended:  H3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as H3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 9 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Dhofar 2038 (Dho 2038)        18°57.598’N, 54°23.062’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 13 Feb 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3-6)

History: Found by Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Thomas Burri, and Marianna Mészáros during a search for meteorites on February 13, 2014.

Physical characteristics: Wind-ablated dark brown individual with fractures, 6410 g, and detached fragment of 54.2 g.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE and E. Gnos, MHNGE) Mean apparent chondrule size 0.33±0.16 mm (n=60). Brecciated texture dominated by petrologic types 5 and 6. One large clast with PO chondrule texture and irregular shape has glassy mesostasis.

Geochemistry: (N. Greber, Bern) Olivine compositions are Fa18.4±0.2 (n=17). Orthopyroxene compositions (n=17) are Fs16.4±0.5Wo1.5±0.4).

Classification: Based on mineral compositions and chondrule size this is an H chondrite breccia with petrologic types 3-6, unshocked (S1), weathering W3.

Specimens: All at NMBE

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert plain
Date:13 Feb 2014
Latitude:18°57.598'N
Longitude:54°23.062'E
Mass (g):6464
Pieces:2
Class:H3-6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.2 (N=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±0.5 (N=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.4 (N=17)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, N. Greber, E. Gnos
Type spec mass (g):6464
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:NMBE
Finder:Thomas Burri, Edwin Gnos, Beda Hofmann, Marianna Mészáros
Comments:brecciated; submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
MHNGE: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1, CH-1211 Genève 6 , Switzerland (institutional address; updated 27 Oct 2011)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 57' 36"N, 54° 23' 4"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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