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Dhofar 1994
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1994
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1994
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 45 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 532 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 24 May 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Dhofar 1994 (Dho 1994)        18°23.399’N, 54°19.047’E

Zufar, Oman

Find: 2010 Apr 25

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: The meteorite was found in 2010 during a field trip in the Oman desert.

Petrography: The dark-gray meteorite is composed of 0.1-0.3 mm sized chondrules, chondrule pseudomorphs and rare CAIs set into an abundant fine-grained matrix of mainly phyllosilicates, Ca-carbonates, and pyrrhotite. Most components are surrounded by fine-grained accretionary rims. The lack of Fe-rich anhydrous silicates attests to a high degree of aqueous alteration.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2010 Apr 25
Latitude:18°23.399'N
Longitude:54°19.047'E
Mass (g):45
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:minor
Fayalite (mol%):5.1±5.6 (0.3-22.4, n=96)
Ferrosilite (mol%):4±0.7 (2.1-5.7, n=40)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.6 (0.5-4.5, n=40)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: 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° 23' 24"N, 54° 19' 3"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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