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Dhofar 979
Basic information Name: Dhofar 979
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 979
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Oman
Mass:help 1063 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 499 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Dhofar 979

Oman

Found 2004

Achondrite (ureilite)

A completely fresh, crusted stone of 1063 g was found by Michael Farmer in the Dhofar region of Oman on January 8, 2004. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J, Wittke, NAU): medium-grained typical ureilite with abundant very fine-grained, wormy graphite at grain boundaries and included within olivine and pigeonite. Olivine cores, Fa16.5, FeO/MnO = 36 and rims, Fa15.8; pyroxene, Fs14.9Wo5.0. Very little metal and terrestrial Fe-oxides are present. Shock level, S1 and lightly weathered. Specimens: type sample, 44.7 g, NAU: main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 6
  Line 46:
Date:2004
Latitude:19°45.4'N
Longitude:54°56.2'E
Mass (g):1063
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Shock stage:S2
Classifier:
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Mike Farmer      
Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 45' 24"N, 54° 56' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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