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Dhofar 959
Basic information Name: Dhofar 959
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 959
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Oman
Mass:help 702 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11296 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 35:
Date:8 Nov 2002
Latitude:19°23.2'N
Longitude:54°34.6'E
Mass (g):702
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7
Classifier:S. Afansiev, Vernad, analysed by N. Kononkova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):140.5
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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. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 23' 12"N, 54° 34' 36"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2129 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3958 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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