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Dhofar 1869
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1869
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1869
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1594 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5-melt breccia
Recommended:  H5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 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 1869 (Dho 1869)        18°50.196’N, 54°34.748’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 02

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 2, 2003.

Physical characteristics: 18 dark brown fragments, in total 1594.2 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.51.

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

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa15.9±1.0 (Fa14.5-18.7, n=18); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs13.8±1.0Wo1.3 (Fs12.2-14.7Wo0.8-2.1, n=5). Kamacite Ni 6.8-7.5, Co 0.6 (n=4); smythite Ni 1.5 (n=1) wt.%.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 23.1 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 02
Latitude:18°50.196'N
Longitude:54°34.748'E
Mass (g):1594.2
Pieces:18
Class:H5-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):15.9±1.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.8±1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3 (0.8-2.1)
Magnetic suscept.:4.51
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):23.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with Dhofar 1854 and 1867; 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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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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' 12"N, 54° 34' 45"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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