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Dhofar 1594
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1594
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1594
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Oman
Mass:help 176 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H6-melt breccia 
Recommended:  H6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as H6-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 1594 (Dho 1594)        18°59.37’N, 54°26.05’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 10 Dec 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6-melt breccia)

Petrography: (C. Lorenz, Vernad): The meteorite consists of angular and rounded lithic clasts, embedded in black glassy matrix with numerous droplets of troilite and FeNi metal. The size of lithic clasts varies from 0.5 to 4 cm. The clast/matrix ratio is ~0.6. Lithic clasts have fine- to medium-grained granular texture, and consist of olivine, pyroxene and rare feldspar. The texture corresponds to a chondrite of type 6.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 102:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:Stony desert
Date:10 Dec 2004
Latitude:18°59.37'N
Longitude:54°26.05'E
Mass (g):176
Pieces:1
Class:H6-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad.
Type spec mass (g):33.1
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° 59' 22"N, 54° 26' 3"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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