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Dhofar 837
Basic information Name: Dhofar 837
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 837
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Oman
Mass:help 900 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 515 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dhofar 837

Oman

Found 2000 spring

Achondrite (ureilite)

A single stone weighing 900.1 g, and split into two pieces was found by an anonymous finder in August 2000 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (H. Takeda, Chiba; T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok): A few medium-grained olivine and pigeonite grains (up to 2.1 × 1.5 mm in size) are set in a texture of smaller grained minerals with carbonaceous material and fine metal veins at grain boundaries. Olivine grains (75 vol%) are more abundant than pigeonite (20%). The metal veins are less than 5 vol%. The pigeonite composition Ca5Mg76Fe19 is uniform and the Fo values of olivine range from 78 to 79. Weakly shocked (S1-2). The sample is weathered to brownish color in hand specimen, W1. Dho 837 was found only 6 km SE of Dho 836, but the two specimens differ in composition and texture, and so may not be paired. Dho 837 has some textural similarities to Dho 295, but as the two specimens have very different Fe atomic %, and were found around 113 km apart, they are not necessarily paired. Specimens: type specimen 20.8 g NSMT; thin sections, Chiba, KyuU; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 4
  Line 263:
Date:2000
Latitude:18°18.35'N
Longitude:54°08.98'E
Mass (g):900.1
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Shock stage:S1-2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):78
Classifier:National Science Museum, 3–23–1 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169–0073, Japan
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Institutions
   and collections
UTok: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan (institutional address; updated 5 Nov 2011)
KyuU: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Kyushu University Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812- 8581, Japan (institutional address)
Chiba: Chiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan (institutional address)
NSMT: National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, JAPAN, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jun 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 18' 21"N, 54° 8' 59"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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