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Dhofar 1275
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1275
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1275
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L7
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L7
Recommended:  L7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as L7.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 89:

Dhofar  1275

Oman

Found 2003 February 6

Ordinary chondrite (L7)

One stone weighing 499 g was found on February 2003 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad) fusion crust is dark brown, chondrules are not defined, matrix is coarse -  grained. Olivine, Fa24.8, orthopyroxene, Fs21.1 Wo3.6 CaO > 1.57 wt%. Plagioclase grains are up to 200 m. Weathering grade is W4. Shock stage is S2. Specimens: a type specimen, 59 g, and one polished section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 67:
Date:6 Feb 2003
Latitude:18°49.71'N
Longitude:54°38.37'E
Mass (g):499
Pieces:1
Class:L7
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):24.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6
Classifier:M. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):59
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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::   (18° 49' 43"N, 54° 38' 22"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2168 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 22 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 4002 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 434 unapproved names)
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