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Dhofar 1527
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1527
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1527
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Oman
Mass:help 42.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia) 
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Dhofar 1527 (Dho 1527)        19°23.37’N, 54°28.02’E

Zufar, Oman

Found: Mar 2009

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: A complete stone recovered by Jim Labenne in March, 2009.

Petrography: (H. Haack, NHMD) Metal-rich clast-laden vitric breccia consisting of glass and fine-grained mineral debris (mostly pyroxenes, olivine, anorthite and metal), melt breccia fragments and polycrystalline igneous clasts. Clast sizes to 3 mm. Mineral clasts include anorthitic plagioclase, low-Ca pyroxene, olivine, kamacitic and troilite. Lithic clasts include rare basalts (composed of plagioclase and pyroxene) and troctolite (composed of plagioclase and olivine). Metal grains are partially oxidized. Some olivine grains are partially to totally altered by weathering. Veinlets filled with alteration products are abundant.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa20-37), plagioclase (An93-98), pigeonite (Fs21-29Wo8-11), and augite (Fs6-8 Wo32-36). Bulk composition: (R. Korotev, WUSL): 25% Al2O3, 8.0% FeO, 8.2% MgO, 1200 ppm Ni, 1.1 ppm Sm, 89 ppb Ir, 0.5 ppm Th.

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: A total of 8.56 g is deposited at NHMD.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 90:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:Mar 2009
Latitude:19°23.37'N
Longitude:54°28.02'E
Mass (g):42.6
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:W4/5
Fayalite (mol%):20.1-36.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1-29.4
Wollastonite (mol%):8.0-11.4
Classifier:Henning Haack
Type spec mass (g):8.56
Type spec location:NHMD
Main mass:With finder
Finder:Jim Labenne
Comments:Submitted by Henning Haack
Institutions
   and collections
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
NHMD: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark. , Denmark; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Aug 2012)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 23' 22"N, 54° 28' 1"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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