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Dhofar 1596
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1596
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1596
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Oman
Mass:help 110 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5-melt breccia 
Recommended:  H5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites classified as H5-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 23 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Dhofar 1596 (Dho 1596)        18°19.27’N, 54°11.97’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 15 Apr 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

Petrography: (C. Lorenz, Vernad): The meteorite consists of chondrite fragments embedded in brownish glassy matrix rich in troilite and FeNi metal inclusions. Size of fragments varies from 2 to 4 cm. The clast/matrix ratio is ~0.4. Chondrite fragments are fine- to medium-grained, granular, and consist of rare relic chondrules, indicating type 5.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 103:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Stony desert
Date:15 Apr 2004
Latitude:18°19.27'N
Longitude:54°11.97'E
Mass (g):110
Pieces:1
Class:H5-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):17
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 19' 16"N, 54° 11' 58"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3947 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 366 unapproved names)
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