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Dhofar 1854
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1854
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1854
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 339 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H4-melt breccia
Recommended:  H4-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as H4-melt breccia.   [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 Sep 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1854 (Dho 1854)        18°50.035’N, 54°35.47’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2001 Jan 24

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on Jan. 24, 2001.

Physical characteristics: 17 dark brown fragments, in total 339.4 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.66.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Nearly black opaque melt veins (~0.5 mm) with relict chondrite and mineral fragments, partly oxidized matrix. Olivine shows mosaicism and recrystallization. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.66.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa15.3±0.7 (14.6-17.3, n=13); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs14.2±1.7Wo0.9 (Fs13.0-17.9Wo0.3-2.7, n=7). (average of whole section)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 22.5 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2001 Jan 24
Latitude:18°50.035'N
Longitude:54°35.47'E
Mass (g):339.4
Pieces:17
Class:H4-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):15.3 (14.6-17.3, n=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.2 (13.0-17.9, n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9 (0.3-2.7)
Magnetic suscept.:4.66
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):22.5
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with Dhofar 1867 and 1869; 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)
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' 2"N, 54° 35' 28"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3943 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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