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Dhofar 2003
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 14.2 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 2003 (Dho 2003)        18°49.915’N, 54°51.924’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 09

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 9, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 14.2 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.61.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Very fine-grained translucent melt rock with mineral and relict chondrule fragments. Olivine shows mosaicism and recrystallization, feldspar is transformed to maskelynite.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa16.1±1.7 (Fa14.1-18.9, n=22); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs14.6±1.4Wo1.4 (Fs12.3-16.2Wo0.4-3.7, n=7); chromite CRAL=84, FFM=85, Fe/Mg=5.5(n=1). Kamacite Ni 7.0-7.9, Co 0.6 (n=5) wt.%.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 3.2 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 09
Latitude:18°49.915'N
Longitude:54°51.924'E
Mass (g):14.2
Pieces:1
Class:H4-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):16.1±1.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.6±1.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4
Magnetic suscept.:4.61
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):3.2
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with "1-79", "1-102", and "1-115". Working name 1-112.; 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° 49' 55"N, 54° 51' 55"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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