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Dhofar 2007
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1599 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5-melt breccia
Recommended:  H5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 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 2007 (Dho 2007)        18°51.821’N, 54°52.047’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 04

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 4, 2003.

Physical characteristics: 296 dark brown fragments, in total 1599 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.64.

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

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa15.0 (Fa14.4-15.3, n=20); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs14.4Wo0.8 (Fs13.6-17.0Wo0.3-1.8, n=5); chromite CRAL=87, FFM=82, Fe/Mg=4.7 (n=2); spinel CRAL=8, FFM=28, Fe/Mg=0.4 (n=1). Kamacite Ni 4.6-8.1, Co 0.5-0.6 (n=5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 20.4 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 04
Latitude:18°51.821'N
Longitude:54°52.047'E
Mass (g):1599
Pieces:296
Class:H5-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):15.0 (14.4-15.3, n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.4 (13.6-17.0, n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8 (0.3-1.8)
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with "1-102", "1-112", and "1-115". Working name 1-79.; 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° 51' 49"N, 54° 52' 3"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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