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Dhofar 1972
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1972
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1972
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Oman
Mass:help 113.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6526 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 29 Oct 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Origin or pseudonym:sand/carbonate desert
Date:January 2011
Latitude:18°43.752'N
Longitude:54°13.015'E
Mass (g):113.5
Pieces:2
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.5±1 (by X-ray diffraction, ±1 mol% Fa)
Classifier:S. Nasir, SQU
Type spec mass (g):113.5
Type spec location:SQU
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Field number O-25; submitted by C. Herd
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SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 43' 45"N, 54° 13' 1"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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