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Dhofar 1867
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1867
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1867
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Oman
Mass:help 3.53 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L~5
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites classified as L~5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Mar 2014
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1867, reclassification as H4-5 melt breccia


History
: Discovered on a desert expedition on March 2, 2003.

Physical characteristics: 63 dark brown fragments, in total 3525 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.62.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) chondritic rounded clasts and mineral fragments set in a very fine-grained recrystallized matrix containing spheroidal grains of metal. Olivine shows mosaicism and recrystallization, feldspar is transformed to maskelynite.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa16.1 (Fa14.0-21.3, n=48); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs15.6Wo0.9 (Fs12.8-30.4Wo0.3-2.6, n=34). Kamacite Ni 6.6-8.0, Co 0.6 wt.% (n=9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, melt breccia with clasts of different petrologic stages (H4-5, shock stage S6)

Specimens: 20.5 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass anonymous

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2003 Mar 2
Latitude:18°51.826'N
Longitude:54°34.671'E
Mass (g):3525
Pieces:63
Class:L~5
Weathering grade:W4
Magnetic suscept.:4.62
Classifier:Bart
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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' 50"N, 54° 34' 40"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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