Lunar Meteorite

Dhofar 2101

Oman

 

from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 104

Dhofar 2101

Zufar, Oman
Found: 2016
Mass: 13 g

Classification: Lunar meteorite

History: The meteorite was found in 2016 during a field trip in the Oman desert.

Physical characteristics: Flattened brownish stone without fusion crust.

Petrography: (Ansgar Greshake, MNB) The meteorite is a feldspathic breccia composed of mineral fragments and basaltic clasts in a fine-grained groundmass. Most abundant minerals are calcic plagioclase and pigeonite; less abundant are augite and Fe-rich olivine. Accessories include FeS, ilmenite, and chromite. The meteorite contains calcite-filled veins due to terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa43.1±3.5 (Fa34.9-45.7, FeO/MnO=105±12, n=20); pigeonite: Fs32.9±2.4Wo10.5±2.6 (Fs28.7-36.5Wo6.1-15.8, FeO/MnO=59±6, n=20); Ca-pyroxene: Fs20.2±2.1Wo35.0±3.9 (Fs16.1-23.8Wo27.9-41.0, FeO/MnO=54±8, n=11); calcic plagioclase: An96.5±0.5 (An95.4-97.0, n=13).

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

 

Randy Says…

I have not studied this one. It was found 10 km from paired stone Dhofar 1627/1980, so it may also be a stone of the pair group The petrographic description does not suggest pairing, however.  

 

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Dhofar 2010

Map

Schematic Map of the Find Locations of the Dhofar Lunar Meteorites

References

 

 

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Prepared by: Randy L. Korotev
 

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

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Last revised: 19 August 2019