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Dhofar 1669
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1669
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1669
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Oman
Mass:help 3.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 170 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 30 Oct 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Dhofar 1669 (Dho 1669)        18.425°N, 54.158°E

Zufar, Oman

Found: 2010 Nov 19

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Found by an anonymous prospector on November 19, 2010.

Physical characteristics: A single gray stone (3.3 g) without fusion crust.

Petrography: (A Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fine grained breccia composed of abundant anorthite with olivine, pigeonite, subcalcic augite, Ti-rich chromite, troilite, kamacite and a Cr-Ni-Fe phase.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa38.8-39.6, FeO/MnO = 106-109), pigeonite (Fs28.8Wo8.1, FeO/MnO = 50), subcalcic augite (Fs17.4Wo33.4, FeO/MnO = 50), plagioclase (An96.0-97.2Or0.1).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: A total of 0.66 g of type material is on deposit at WUSL (0.53 g) and UWB (0.13 g). The main mass is held by an anonymous collector.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zufar
Date:2010 Nov 19
Latitude:18.425°N
Longitude:54.158°E
Mass (g):3.3
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):38.8-39.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):28.8; 17.4
Wollastonite (mol%):8.1; 33.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):0.66
Type spec location:WUSL, UWB
Main mass:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (18° 25' 30"N, 54° 9' 29"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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