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Lunar Meteorite

Dhofar 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 489, 730, 731, 908, 909, 911, 950, 1085, and 2047
(paired stones)

Oman

 

Slices of Dhofar stones 303, 305, 306, 309, 911 (2x), and 1085, with millimeter ticks for scale. The gray areas are veins of impact-melt glass that has the same composition as the pink clasts. The clasts are pink from hematite staining (terrestrial weathering). Click on image for enlargement.

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

Slices of Dhofar 305 (left) and Dhofar 310 (right). Click on image for enlargement.

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

 

Opposite sides of a slice of Dhofar 489. Note how the rounded vesicles are restricted to the glassy veins of impact melt (gray). Click on image for enlargement.

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

 

Dhofar 1085 in the field

(photo credit: Siegfried Beutel)

 

A sawn slice of Dhofar 1085

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

Comparison of a slice of Dhofar 910 with a dark slice of Dhofar 911. The Dhofar 081/280/910 pairs have no hematite staining (reddish) and are full of vesicles. All the Dhofar 303, 489, etc. stones have hematite staining and are rarely vesicular. Click on image for enlargement.

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

Fragments of unnamed 28, another stone of the pair group. (Thanks for the sample, Norbert)

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 


Sawn slice of Dhofar 911 (above) and image of a thick (100 µm) section prepared from the slice (below). Width: 21 mm.

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

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Dhofar 2047 in the field

(photo credit: anonymous finder)


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Sawn face of Dhofar 2047

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37, A157–A184 (2002)

Dhofar 303

Oman 
Found: 2001 June 28
Mass: 4.15 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt conglomerate)

A light grey stone weighting 4.15 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; meteorite has a typical conglomerate texture; rounded lithic clasts are cemented by a very fine-grained impact melt matrix; clasts of impact melt breccias are most abundant and show commonly breccia-in-breccia textures; primary igneous rocks and granulites are rare and have mainly anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; feldspar, An94-99; orthopyroxene, Wo1-5En19-89; clinopyroxene, Wo6-46En29-70; olivine, Fo48-88 (Fe/Mn ~87 atom%); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ilmenite (3-6 wt% MgO), Al-Cr-Zr-rich armalcolite, rutile, troilite, and FeNi metal (1-37 wt% Ni; 0.2-2.3 wt% Co); composition of the impact melt matrix is SiO2 = 44.0, TiO2 = 0.15, Al2O3 = 29.8, Cr2O3 = 0.06, FeO = 3.17, MnO = 0.06, MgO = 4.91, CaO = 17.0, Na2O = 0.34, K2O = 0.01, P2O5 = 0.03 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered; celestite, barite, gypsum, calcite and Fe hydroxides are present. The conglomerate texture and degree of weathering distinguish Dhofar 303 from Dhofar 302 and Dhofar 081/280, which were found nearby. However the meteorites may be paired.

Specimens: type specimen, 0.85 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 305 

Oman 
Found: 2001 June 28
Mass: 34.11 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) 

A light-grey stone weighing 34.11 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad, L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; the meteorite is an impact melt breccia consisting of mineral fragments and lithic clasts set within fine-grained, well-crystallized impact-melt matrix; clasts of impact melt breccias are most common; granulites and possible igneous rocks are rare and have mainly anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; orthopyroxenite clasts are present; feldspar, An87-98; orthopyroxene, Wo1-5En40-88; clinopyroxene; Wo6-48En30-70; olivine, Fo44-90 (Fe/Mn = 94 at); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Cr-pleonaste, ilmenite (1-8 wt % MgO), armalcolite, troilite, and FeNi metal (17-32 wt% Ni; 1.3-2.3 wt% Co); composition of the impact-melt matrix is (wt%) SiO2 = 43.9, TiO2 = 0.16, Al2O3 = 28.5, Cr2O3 = 0.10, FeO = 3.69, MnO = 0.07, MgO = 6.08, CaO = 15.9, Na2O = 0.36, K2O = 0.02, P2O5 = 0.04 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, celestite, gypsum, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dhofar 305 is close to Dhofar 303, which was found nearby, in degree of weathering, mineral chemistry, and matrix composition. The meteorites may be paired but they are very different in texture. Pairing with Dhofar 081/280, 302, 306 and 307 is also possible.

Specimens: type specimens of 7 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 306

Oman 
Found: 2001 June 29
Mass: 12.86 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) 

A light-grey stone weighing 12.86 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad, L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; the meteorite is an impact melt breccia consisting from mineral fragments and lithic clasts cemented by fine-grained impact-melt matrix; clast population is dominated by impact melt breccias; granulites and cataclastic igneous rocks of anorthositic, troctolitic and noritic compositions are present; devitrified glass fragments occur also; a characteristic feature of the lithic clast population is abundant high mg# lithologies; feldspar, An93-98; orthopyroxene, Wo1-5En50-90; clinopyroxene; Wo10- 48En30-75, olivine, Fo48-94 (Fe/Mn = 87 at); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Cr-pleonaste, ilmenite (3-8 wt% MgO), armalcolite, silica, Ca-phosphate, troilite, and FeNi metal (7-68 wt% Ni, 0.3-3.4 wt% Co); composition of the impact-melt matrix is SiO2 = 44.0, TiO2 = 0.15, Al2O3 = 27.2, Cr2O3 = 0.12, FeO = 4.00, MnO = 0.05, MgO = 7.55, CaO = 15.5, Na2O = 0.33, K2O = 0.04, P2O5 = 0.07 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered; celestite, calcite and Fe hydroxides are present. Dhofar 306 is different in texture and mineral chemistry from Dhofar 081/280, 302, 303, 305 and 307, which were found nearby. However the meteorites may be paired.

Specimens: type specimen, 2.6 g and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 307

Oman 
Found: 2001 April 14
Mass: 50 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) 

A light-grey stone weighing 50 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad, L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; the meteorite is an impact melt breccia; fine-grained impact melt is most abundant; mineral fragments and rare lithic clasts of anorthositic, troctolitic, and gabbro- noritic compositions occur in the impact-melt matrix; the presence of rare dunite fragments is a characteristic feature of the meteorite; glass veins are common; feldspar, An89-98; orthopyroxene, Wo1-5En50- 90; clinopyroxene; Wo6-48En40-75;, olivine, Fo38-94 (Fe/Mn = 92 at); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Cr-pleonaste, ilmenite (2-6 wt % MgO), troilite, and FeNi metal (8-49 wt% Ni, 0.3-2.0 wt% Co); composition of the glass veins is SiO2 = 43.8, TiO2 = 0.09, Al2O3 = 30.8, Cr2O3 = 0.09, FeO = 2.58, MnO = 0.05, MgO = 4.06, CaO = 17.3, Na2O = 0.36, K2O = 0.01, P2O5 = 0.02 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dhofar 307 is most similar in texture and mineral chemistry to Dhofar 305, found nearby. The meteorites are likely to be paired. Pairing with Dhofar 081/280, 302, 303, and 306 is also possible.

Specimens: type specimen, 10 g and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 309

Oman
Found: 2002 January 14
Mass: 81.3 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia)

A grey, partly fusion-crusted 81.3 g stone was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Classification and mineralogy (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): the meteorite is a clast-poor impact melt breccia; mineral fragments and lithic clasts are embedded in a matrix of devitrified glass. The clast population is dominated by granulite clasts of mainly anorthositic and troctolitic composition; fragments of possible pristine rocks and single mineral fragments are less common. Mineral compositions: plagioclase An93-98Or0.1-0.4; olivine Fo75-89 (atomic Fe/Mn ~79); orthopyroxene En80-86Wo2-5; clinopyroxene En46-82Wo5-46; accessory minerals are Ti-poor chromite and Cr-pleonaste, ilmenite (4-9 wt% MgO), troilite, and FeNi metal. The composition (wt%) of the impact melt matrix is MgO 6.2, CaO 16.1, Al2O3 29.1, SiO2 44.3, FeO 3.1; terrestrial weathering is not significant, although celestite and calcite are present in cracks. Dhofar 309 is different in texture and mineral chemistry from Dhofar 081/280, 302, 303, 305, 306, 310 found nearby. However, the meteorites may be paired.

Specimens: 16.5 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 310

Oman 
Found: 2002 January 15
Mass: 10.8 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) 

A grey 10.8 g stone was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Classification and mineralogy (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is almost absent; the meteorite is a fragmental regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a devitrified glassy matrix; clasts of granulites and possible igneous rocks are abundant and have mainly anorthositic and troctolitic-noritic compositions, impact melt breccias and pyroxenitic clasts are also present; plagioclase An96-99Or0.1-0.2; olivine Fo44-86 (atomic Fe/Mn ~79); orthopyroxene En59-88Wo1-5; clinopyroxene En33-77Wo5-47; accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ulvöspinel, pleonaste, ilmenite (2-7 wt% MgO), armalcolite, silica, troilite, FeNi metal; composition of the impact melt matrix is MgO 4.8, CaO 18.5, Al2O3 29.1, SiO2 43.5, FeO 3.0 (wt%); the stone is moderately weathered: calcite and gypsum veins and celestite inclusions are present. Dhofar 310 was found closely to Dhofar 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 081/280 and may be paired with some of these meteorites.

Specimens: 2.5g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 311

Oman 
Found: 2001 April 14
Mass: 4 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia)

A small light-grey stone weighing 4 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; mineral fragments and rounded lithic clasts occur within a fine-grained to cryptocrystalline impact-melt matrix; the lithic clast population comprises impact melt breccias, as well as cataclastic granulitic and igneous rocks of anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; clasts of impact-melt breccias are most abundant and typically show breccia-in-breccia textures; feldspar, An95-98; orthopyroxene, Wo2-5En45-85; clinopyroxene; Wo6-45En40-74, olivine, Fo57-88 (Fe/Mn ~91 at); accessory minerals include: Cr-pleonaste, Al-chromite, troilite, and FeNi metal (3-27 wt% Ni; 0.2-1.9 wt% Co); the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dho 311 was found 25m from Dho 280, but the meteorites are very different in weathering grade and lithology. Dho 311 is most similar in texture and mineral chemistry to Dho 303 found nearby. The meteorites may be paired. Pairing with Dho 302, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 730 and 731 is also possible.

Specimens: type specimen of 1.7 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37, A157–A184 (2002))

Dhofar 489

Oman
Found: 2001 August 11
Mass: 34.4 g

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic crystalline matrix breccia) 

One 34.4 g stone was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (H. Takeda, Chiba, T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki UTok): A feldspathic fragmental breccia consisting of clasts of various lithologies embedded into a fine-grained crystalline matrix (crystals up to 0.04 mm in length). Clasts include cataclastic feldspars up to 1.8 x 0.6 mm in size, plus dark fine-grained impact melt breccia 3.3 x 2.3 mm in size with feldspar fragments. Plagioclase compositions of An95-97 are within the range of lunar anorthites. Pyroxene crystals in plagioclase and crystalline matrix range from En75Fs21Wo4 to En85Fs10Wo5 with FeO/MnO (wt%) =57. Olivine: Fa15 to Fa24 with FeO/MnO (wt%) = 78. Fine Ca carbonate veins penetrate into the specimen. Unlike known lunar meteorites, this lunar rock is a feldspathic crystalline matrix breccia. The most Mg-rich pyroxene is more Mg-rich than those of common lunar regolith breccias and similar to those of 60019, an Apollo 16 breccia containing poikilitic clasts. This lunar meteorite differs from other known lunar meteorites from the Dhofar region, which are either feldspathic regolith breccias or fragmental breccias.

Specimens: type specimen: 6 g, NSMT; 0.42 g plus two polished thin sections, Chiba; main mass with anonymous finder.   

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 730

Oman 
Found: 2002 November 9
Mass: 108 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact-melt breccia) 

A light-grey stone weighing 108 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; lithic clasts and mineral fragments set within a fine-grained impact-melt matrix; the lithic clast population is dominated by impact-melt breccias and cataclastic granulitic and igneous rocks of anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; rare dunite fragments are present; feldspar, An86-98; orthopyroxene, Wo2-4En56-85; clinopyroxene; Wo6-46En14-71; olivine, Fo55-92 (Fe/Mn ~86 at). Accessory minerals include: chromite, Cr pleonaste, armalcolite, ilmenite, silica, troilite, and FeNi metal (6-48 wt% Ni; 1-2.4 wt% Co); the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides are present. The meteorite may be paired with Dho 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311 and 731 found nearby.

Specimens: type specimens of 22 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.   

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, A189–A248 (2003)

Dhofar 731

Oman 
Found: 2001 June 28
Mass: 36 g

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) 

A light-grey stone weighing 36 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; lithic clasts and mineral fragments occur within a fine-grained impact-melt matrix; the lithic clast population consists mainly of impact-melt breccias of anorthositic and troctolitic compositions; feldspar, An95-97; orthopyroxene, Wo2-5En53-85; clinopyroxene; Wo6-45En30-81, olivine, Fo52-87 (Fe/Mn ~84 at). Accessory minerals include: Cr-pleonaste, chromite, ilmenite, troilite and FeNi metal (0.5-66 wt% Ni; 0.2-2 wt% Co); Cr pleonast is most common; the stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, smectite, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dho 731 may be paired with Dho 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, and 730.

Specimens: type specimens of 7.5 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder.   

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 88, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39, A215–A272 (2004) (Table 5)

Dhofar 908, 909, 911, & 1085

 

 

 

lunar rock type

date found

mass
(g)

number
of pieces

An

Fa

Fs

Dhofar 908

breccia

? Jan 2003

245

9

93-99

31±9

27±7.5

Dhofar 909

breccia

2 Feb 2003

3.9

1

94-98

26.5±5

24±5

Dhofar 911

breccia

194

9

93-98

26±3

22±5

Dhofar 1085

1 Oct 2003

197

4

93-99

34±10

31±8

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 89, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 40, A201–A263 (2005)

Dhofar 950

Oman 
Found: 2003 November 11
Mass: 21.7 g

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia)

A grey stone weighing 21.7g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman.

Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad., Th. Ntaflos, University of Vienna): fusion crust is absent. The meteorite is an impact melt breccia with mineral fragments and lithic clasts cemented by a glassy impact melt matrix. The lithic clast population includes mainly granulitic rocks of anorthositic, troctolitic, gabbro-noritic and gabbro-anorthositic compositions. The sample contains abundant veins of glass. Mineral compositions are as follows: feldspar, An92-98Or0-0.3; orthopyroxene, Wo0.4-5En55-91; clinopyroxene; Wo5-44En30-72; olivine, Fo52-92 (Fe/Mn ˜ 85 at); accessory phases are Al-rich enstatite, Mg,Al-rich spinel, pleonaste, Al-rich chromite, ilmenite (1.1-8.5 wt.% MgO), armalcolite, silica, troilite, and FeNi metal (0.6-8 wt.% Ni; 0.4-1.1 wt.% Co). Matrix glass composition (wt.%): SiO2 43.9, TiO2 0.05, Al2O3 33.1, FeO 1.08, MgO 1.77, CaO 18.6, Na2O 0.37. The stone contains moderately weathered gypsum, celestite, and Fe hydroxides. The meteorite may be paired with Dho 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 730, 731 found nearby.

Specimens: type specimens of 4.8g and a thin section, Vernad. The main mass is held by an anonymous finder.

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 105

Dhofar 2047

Oman 
Found: 2014 March 12
Mass: 4.95 g

Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Found by a prospector.

Physical characteristics: Fusion crust is absent.

Petrography: Brecciated. Plagioclase is stained pink from hematite. No petrography in thin section was carried out because of the small stone mass.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL) INAA of subsamples gave the following mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 3.1, Na2O 0.35; (in ppm) Sc 4.6, La 0.8, Sm 0.33, Eu 0.74, Yb 0.26, Lu 0.040, Th 0.09.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia). The stone is indistinguishable in lithophile element composition from Dhofar 303, 305, 306, 309, 310, 908, 911, and 1085 and was found 0.7-1.6 km away from these.

Specimens: 1.14 g at UAb.

 

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Dhofar 303 | 305 | 306 | 307 | 309 | 310 | 311 | 489 | 730 | 731 | 908 | 909 | 911 | 950 | 1085 | 2047

Map

Schematic Map of the Find Locations of the Dhofar Lunar Meteorites

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Nishiizumi K. and Caffee M. W. (2006) Constraining the number of lunar and martian meteorite falls (abstract). In Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 41, p. A133, 69th Annual Meeting, Meteoritical Society.

Nishiizumi K., Hillegonds D. J., McHargue L. R., and Jull A. J. T. (2004) Exposure and terrestrial histories of new lunar and martian meteorites (abstract), In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV, abstract no. 1130.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C.-Y., Reese Y. D., Park J., Bogard D. D., Garrison D. H., and Yamaguchi A. (2010) Lunar crustal history recorded in lunar anorthosites (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XLI, abstract no. 1383.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C.-Y., Reese Y. D., Park J., Bogard D. D., Garrison D. H., Yamaguchi A., and Joy K. H. (2010) Implications for lunar crustal evolution from Y-86032 and Dho 908 (abstract). The 33rd Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, Tokyo.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C.-Y., Reese Y. D., Park J., Bogard D. D., Garrison D. H., and Yamaguchi A. (2011) Sm-Nd and Ar-Ar studies of Dho 908 and 489: Implications for lunar crustal history (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XLII, abstract no. 2368.

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Takeda H., Saiki K., Ishii T., and Otsuki M (2003) Mineralogy of the Dhofar 489 lunar meteorite, crystalline matrix breccia with magnesian anorthositic clasts (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV, abstract no. 1284.

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Takeda H., Arai T., Yamaguchi A., and Mikouchi T. (2006) important lithologies of the lunar farside crust: Coarse-grained granulites or magnesian anorthosites (abstract), In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, abstract no. 1572.

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Takeda H., Arai T., Yamaguchi A., Otuki M., and Ishii T. (2007) Mineralogy of Dhofar 309, 489 and Yamato-86032 and varieties of lithologies of the lunar farside crust (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1607.

Takeda H., Yazawa Y., Arai T., Yamaguchi A., Saito M., Ishii T., Otsuki M., and Kanamori H. (2007) Feldspathic lunar meteorites from the farside and production of their lunar simulants (abstract). Antarctic Meteorites XXXI, p. 95–96, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo.

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Takeda H., Karouji Y., Ogawa Y., Otsuki M., Yamaguchi A., Ohtake M., Arai T., Matsunaga T., and Haruyama J. (2009) Iron contents of plagioclases in Dhofar 307 lunar meteorite and surface materials of the farside large basins (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XL, abstract no. 1565, 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

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Takenouchi A. and Mikouchi T. (2016) Mineralogical study of reddish olivine in Dhofar 307 lunar meteorite: Comparison with brown olivine in martian meteorites (abstract). 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, abstract no. 6135.

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Wang Y., Guan Y., Hsu W., and Eiler J. M. (2012) Water content, chlorine and hydrogen isotope compositions of lunar apatite (abstract). 75th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, abstract no. 5170.

 

 

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: Randy L. Korotev
 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

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Last revised: 28-June-2016