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Dhofar 1552
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1552
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1552
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Oman
Mass:help 454 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L-melt breccia 
Recommended:  L-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as L-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Dhofar 1552 (Dho 1552)        18°45.87’N, 54°19.33’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 12 Jan 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt breccia)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Regions with sparse chondrules set in a fine grained matrix containing spheroidal grains of altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.9-25.1), orthopyroxene (Fs20.9-21.1Wo1.5-1.3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.5Wo45.0), sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, taenite, troilite.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 97:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:12 Jan 2008
Latitude:18°45.87'N
Longitude:54°19.33'E
Mass (g):454
Pieces:1
Class:L-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.9-25.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9-21.2; 7.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.3; 45.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):37.1
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:MFarmer
Finder:MFarmer
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 45' 52"N, 54° 19' 20"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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