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Dhofar 2002
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 302 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5-melt breccia
Recommended:  H5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 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 5 Sep 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 2002 (Dho 2002)        18°50.265’N, 54°52.33’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 06

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 6, 2003.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 302.36 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.88.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Dominantly very fine-grained melt with a few rounded chondrite and mineral fragments. Olivine shows mosaicism and recrystallization, feldspar is transformed to maskelynite.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa15.2±1.0 (Fa14.3-18.8, n=20); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs12.7±0.5Wo1.0 (Fs12.2-13.1Wo0.8-1.3, n=3). Kamacite Ni 5.3-7.5, Co 0.5-0.6 (n=5); troilite Ni 0.5 (n=1); smythite Ni 2.6 (n=1) wt.%.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 21.0 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 06
Latitude:18°50.265'N
Longitude:54°52.33'E
Mass (g):302.36
Pieces:1
Class:H5-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):15.2±1.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.7±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0
Magnetic suscept.:4.88
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):21.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with "1-79", "1-112", and "1-115". Working name 1-102.; 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' 16"N, 54° 52' 20"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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