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Dhofar 1866
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1866
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1866
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1713 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6549 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 10 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1866 (Dho 1866)        18°51.42’N, 54°37.323’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2001 Jan 29

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Discovered on a desert expedition on Jan. 29th, 2001.

Physical characteristics: One dark brown stone of 1712.8 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.51.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) recrystallized chondrules form 0.4 to 1.8 mm (avg. 0.8 mm) set in a recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa25.0 (Fa24.4-27.3, n=13); pyroxene Fs18.7Wo10.7 (Fs6.4-26.6Wo1.1-47.6, n=14); feldspar An12Or8 (n=3); chromite CRAL=86, FFM=89, Fe/Mg=8 (n=1). Taenite, tetrataenite, troilite, Ni-pyrrhotite, smythite.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, shock stage S2)

Specimens: 20.3 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2001 Jan 29
Latitude:18°51.42'N
Longitude:54°37.323'E
Mass (g):1712.8
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.0 (24.4-27.3, n=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5 (20.1-26.6, n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6 (1.1-2.0)
Magnetic suscept.:4.75
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
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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° 51' 25"N, 54° 37' 19"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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