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Dhofar 2004
Basic information Name: Dhofar 2004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 2004
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 955 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 2004 (Dho 2004)        18°48.9’N, 54°51.907’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2003 Mar 10

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, melt breccia)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 10, 2003.

Physical characteristics: 43 dark brown fragments, in total 954.5 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.82.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Rounded chondrite and mineral fragments in nearly opaque, black-brown melt veins. Analyses are of the 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: Fa15.0±0.3 (Fa14.5-15.7, n=13); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs13.6±0.9Wo0.9 (Fs14.6-15.4Wo0.3-3.8, n=13); chromite CRAL=88, FFM=81, Fe/Mg=4.4 (n=2). Kamacite Ni 6.1-7.1, Co 0.6 (n=3); troilite Ni 0.2-0.5 (n=2); Ni-prrhotite Ni 4.0 (n=1) wt.%.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia (H5)

Specimens: 21.1 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 10
Latitude:18°48.9'N
Longitude:54°51.907'E
Mass (g):954.5
Pieces:43
Class:H5-melt breccia
Fayalite (mol%):15.0±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.6±0.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9
Magnetic suscept.:4.82
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:paired with "1-79", "1-102", and "1-112". Working name 1-115.; 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° 48' 54"N, 54° 51' 54"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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