D's..ARN's History of Meteorites 
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Dadin.......................................38'55' S., 69'12 W
Neuquen, Argentina
Found 1949, known before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse to medium.
A mass of 37.3kg was found near Campamento Dadin, 12k from the  
railway station Plaza Huincul.  Analysis, 6.7 %Ni.    

Dahmani.....................................35'37' N., 8'50' E.   
Kasserine, Tunisia
Fell 1981, May
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chotidrite, amphoterite  (LL6).
A single stone of 18kg fell near a village not far from Dahmani and was 
recovered by soldiers .

Dale Dry Lake...............................34'13' N., 115'3' W.
San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1957
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A mass of 300g was found.  The stone was found about 2 miles N. of 
the Virginia Dale Mine, Bull. Calif. Div. Mines .   

Dalgaranga..................................27'43' S., 117'15' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1923                                       
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite 
A number of small fragments of iron were found in and around a crater 
70 feet across and 11I feet deep, but only one of 40g was preserved in 
E.S.  Simpson's  collection.  Described, with a partial analysis, 8.63  
%Ni, In 1960 search around the crater yielded 207 fragments with a 
total weight of 1.1 kg, the largest weighing 57g, of which about half 
were oxidised irons and half mesosiderite.  Within the crater 280 
fragments, totalling about 20lb were collected, all of which proved to 
be highly oxidised mesosiderites,  Analysis of metal, 8.8 %Ni, 15.5 
ppm.Ga, 56 ppm.Ge, 4.2 ppm.Ir,  Olivine corona structure .

Dalgety Downs...............................25'20' S., 116'11' E.
Gascoyne District, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1941, known in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A mass, broken into fragments totalling 217.7kg., was found 6 miles S. 
of Daigety Downs.  In 1963 further masses to a total of 214kg were  
found by B. Mason and E.P. Henderson, and shown to be chondritic; a 
mass of 1.8kg said to have come from Ashburton Downs is part of the 
same fall.  Another recovery of numerous fragments of about 40.9kg 
was made in 1964 by W.H. Cleverly.  These are now in Kalgoorlie, 
(Western  Austr. School of Mines).  Analysis,  22.61 % total iron.

Dalhart.....................................36'2'36' N., 102'24'30' W.
Dallam County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 4.4kg was found on grassland .

Dalton......................................34'48' N., 84'59' W.
Whitfield County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1879
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
In 1879 a rounded mass of 117lb was ploughed up 14 miles NE. of 
Dalton.  Analysis, 7.35 %Ni, 18.4 ppm.Ga, 33.1 ppm.Ge, 9.6 ppm.Ir.  
A 13lb mass "Whitfield County", found in 1877, was originally assigned 
to Dalton. Merrill (op. cit.) doubted this relationship.  This mass is now 
assigned to Cleveland  .

Dandapur....................................26'55' N., 83'58' E.
Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1878, September 5, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite  (L6), veined.
Two stones, of about 6.5lb and 5lb 14oz respectively, fell 300
paces apart, after the appearance of a moving cloud and detonations.  

Danebury....................................51'8' N., 1'32' W.
Hampshire, England
Found 1974, recognized 1989
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6)
A single mass of 30g with weathered surface and no fusion crust 
was found by archaelogists excaving a site occupied from 800 BC to
50 BC, located on a hill 9km SSW of Andover. The iron age occupants
had dug thousands of pits on the site. Many pits are about 1.5m in 
depth and diameter and the meteorite came from the fill about halfway
down one of them. 

Daniel's Kuil...............................28'12' S., 24'34' E.
Griqualand West, Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1868, March 20
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6).
A stone of 2lb 5oz was seen to fall by a  native, The stone contains 
oldhamite and daubreelite. Analysis, 37.19 %  total  iron.

Danville......................................34'24' N., 87'4' W.
Morgan County, Alabama, U.S.A.
Fell 1868, November 27, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined, brecciated.
Several stones appear to have fallen after detonations, but only one, 
of about 4.5lb, was recovered .

Daoukro........................................7'5' N., 3'58' W.
Ivory Coast
Doubtful..
A copper meteorite is supposed to have fallen north of Daoukro .

Daoura..........................................29'35' N., 3'45' W.
Hamada de la Daoura, Algeria
Found 1952, February
Stone.  Ohvine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
Two fragments of 20g and 15g were found on Pliocene sediments 
halfway between Taberbala and Hassi Bou Lahdam, in the Hamada de 
la Daoura.

Dar al Gani Index .................001 to 1023
 
Dar al Gani400..................................27'22.17' N., 16'11.93' E.
Libya
Found March 10, 1998
Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia)
A 1.425kg stone was found in Dar al Gani in the Libyan sahara desert.
The meteorite is partialy covered with a brownish fusion crust, fresh 
surfaces are gray and dark gray. The matrix is well consolidated; 
clasts include subophitic and fine grained to microporphyritic impact-
melt breccias, granulitic fragments, intergranulary recrystallized
anthorthosites and mineral fragments.

Dar al Gani476..................................27'21.16' N., 16'12.04' E.
Libya
Found May 1, 1998
Martian basalt (shergottite)
A brownish stone weighing 2015 g was found in dar al Gani,
No fusion crust, the meteorite has aporphyritic texture,
consisting of olivine embedded in a fine grained matrix of 
clinoproxene laths (pigeonite and minor augite) and interstitial
feldspar glass . Fe-sulfide ,Ti rich chromites, ilmenite and 
chromite present; shock features include twining, and fracturing of 
clinopyroxene. Some feldspathic glass present, impact melt pockets
abundant. Main mass with private anonymous finder. Mars Rock !

Dar al Gain489.................................~27'08' N., 16'05' E.
Libya
Found 1997
Martian Basult (shergottie) Mars Rock
A dark brown stone of 2146g was found in Dar al Gani. Paired with
Dag 476! Abundant impact melt pockets and veinlets some filled 
with calacite due to trestial weathering. Main mass is with a
private anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 078...CO3
Dar al Gani 485...Urelite
Dar al Gani 487...L6
Dar al Gani 493...H4
Dar al Gani 494...Urelite
Dag al Gani 497...H5
Dar al Gani 521...Cv3
Dar al Gani 531...RGW

Dar al Gani 364-780, see Saharan meteorites from Libya

Dar al Gani 391, correction.
The mass of DaG 391 was listed incorrectly in Meteoritical Bulletin no. 83. 
The correct mass is 1605 g.

Dar al Gani 431 ............................27°18.77'N 16°13.92'E 
Libya 
Found 1998 March 
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3, anomalous) 
A 353 g stone was found in the Libyan desert. Classification and mineralogy 
(J. Zipfel, MPI): chondrules and abundant CAIsare set in a coarse matrix;
matrix contains homogeneous olivine, Fa33.8±0.8, magnetite, plagioclase and 
Ca-rich pyroxene, andhas high NiO contents (0.38±0.1 wt%); metal is absent;
olivine in chondrules is zoned (Fa0.4-36) with a peak at Fa32.2; CAIs
are spinel, anorthite and fassaite-rich; bulk chemistry, Fe = 20.3 wt%, 
Ca = 4.0 wt%, Ni = 0.3 wt%, Cr = 3150 ppm, Mn =1190 ppm; similar to Watson 002 
and Camel Donga 003; see Zipfel et al. (2000) for further information on classification.
Specimens: type specimen, 32 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 647..............................27º10'N, 16° 08' E 
Libya 
Found 1996/97 winter 
Achondrite (eucrite) 
A 1425 g oriented stone with fusion crust was collected in the Dar al Gani region. 
Classification and mineralogy (H. Takeda,URyuk; F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen,
Germany): a recrystallized monomict eucrite; subophitic texture; plagioclase
laths, An88; low-Ca pyroxene hosts, Fs61Wo4, with exsolution lamellae of augite; 
small individual augites, Fs31Wo41;accessory silica, ilmenite, titanian chromite;
pairing with DaG 567 is possible. Specimens: type specimen, 6g, MPI; 2 g URyuk;
main mass with finder. 

Dar al Gani 665............................. 27°03' N, 16°21' E
Libya
Found 1999 November
Achondrite (polymict ureilite)
A 363 g dark stone with fusion crust was found in the Dar al Gani
region.  Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and C. Ferraris MNA-
SI):  a fragmental breccia, with lithic and mineral clasts embedded in
a cataclastic matrix of predominantly ureilitic material; lithic clasts
include mafic ureilite material (olivine + pigeonite-rich), felsic
material (oligoclase + pigeonite-rich), and dark objects; possibly
paired with DaG 319 
Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 16 g,
plus polished thin sections, MNA-SI.

Dar al Gani 669 and 671........................ ~27°20' N, 16°10' E
Libya
Found 1999 November
Achondrite (howardite)
DaG 669 and DaG 671 weigh 926 and 485 g, respectively, and were
found in close proximity.  The two are very likely paired.
Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and C. Ferraris, MNA-SI):
cumulate eucrite, basaltic eucrite and diogenitic clasts are embedded
in a fragmental matrix along with sparse cryptocrystalline spherules;
cumulate eucrite clasts have medium-grained gabbroic texture,
dominated by pigeonite (En60.48Wo5.11) and anorthite (An91), and
contain minor augite (exsolved phase En37.42Wo36.42), Ti-chromite,
ilmenite and iron sulfide; basaltic eucrite clasts display fine-grained
subophitic texture, containing exsolved pigeonite (En42Wo14, showing
augite lamellae, En37Wo38, in an enstatitic host, En45Wo2) and
bytownite (An71.76), with abundant Fe-Ni metal and chromite, plus a
silica  phase; diogenite clasts have fine-grained fragmental texture,
with abundant fragments of zoned enstatite (cores:  En78Wo1; rims:
En63Wo1) up to 0.5 mm in size, and minor intermediate olivine (Fo51),
bytownite (An83Or2), iron sulfide, ilmenite and chromite; lightly
shocked.  Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimens 9.3 g (DaG 669) and 12.5 g (DaG 671), plus polished thin
sections at MNA-SI.

Dar al Gani 670..............................exact location unknown 
Libya 
Found 1999 
Martian basalt (shergottite) 
A dark-brown stone, broken into three adjoining pieces, with a total mass of 1619 g,
was found in the Dar al Gani region.Mineralogy and classification (L. Folco, MNA-SI):
cm-sized patches of fusion crust are present on the external surfaces;
porphyritic texture consisting of mm-sized phenocrysts of brown olivine (Fo58-80) set 
in a fine grained basaltic groundmass of tabular pyroxene and interstitial feldspathic 
glass (An52-72Or0-1); pyroxene is primarily pigeonite (En56-66Wo9-13) with
subordinate enstatite (En73-82Wo2-3) and augite (En48-50Wo31-36); 
other minerals are chromite, titanian chromite, ilmenite,merrillite and pyrrhotite; 
shock features include strong mosaicism and planar deformation in olivine, 
undulose extinction and twinning in pyroxene, and abundant impact melt pockets and veinlets;
pervasive veins filled in by calcite are due to terrestrial
weathering. Oxygen isotopes (A. Sexton and I. A. Franchi, OU):
d17O = +2.83 ‰, d18O = +4.95 ‰, D17O = +0.26 ‰. The petrography and level of terrestrial
weathering are essentially identical to those of DaG 476 and DaG 489, and the three are
very likely paired. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; 11.9 g and one polished 
thin section at MNA-SI.

Dar al Gani 734.............................27°07.91'N, 16°03.00'E 
Libya 
Found 1996/97 winter 
Enstatite chondrite (EL4) 
Several stones with a total mass of 1378 g were found in the Dar al Gani region. 
Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany): 
pyroxene, Fs0.3; pronounced chondritic texture and 50 µm size of matrix enstatite
crystals indicate petrologic type 4; average chondrule size 450 ± 200 µm indicates 
EL group (Rubin et al., 1997; Rubin and Grossman, 1987); weathering grade, W4, 
with all metal and sulfides oxidized. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder;
type specimen, 18 g, MPI. 

Dar al Gani 735 ............................27º10'N, 16° 10' E 
Libya 
Found 1996/97 winter 
Martian basalt (shergottite) 
A 588 g complete stone covered with desert varnish was collected in the
Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (F.Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz,
Neukirchen, Germany): a porphyritic basalt with mm-sized olivines 
(normally zoned from Fa28 to Fa37) in a finer grained matrix of pigeonite 
(Fs25-28) and feldspathic glass (An65); a direct comparison with a thin section of
DaG 476 shows that both stones are very similar and are probably paired; however, 
DaG 735 does not contain terrestrial carbonate veins, and appears less weathered 
than DaG 476. Specimens: type specimen, 6 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 779.............................26º59.543'N 16º26.250'E 
Libya 
Found 1999 November 20 
Achondrite (howardite) 
A stone weighing ~15 kg plus many fragments within a few hundred meters 
(total mass, 18.8 kg) were found in the Dar al Gani region. Mineralogy and 
classification (J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei): a polymict breccia with fragmental 
matrix dominated by orthopyroxene, and with clasts of basaltic and cumulate eucrite,
diogenite, anorthosite, porphyritic melt rock, and glassy fragments; 
orthopyroxene, Fs14.3-62.6Wo0.9-11.4, average, Fs32.1Wo3.4, with FeO/MnO = 31;
plagioclase, An74.6-96.3 (average, An89.5) Or0.5; shock stage, S2; 
weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, Frei.

Dar al Gani 684 ..............................27°05' N, 16°23' E
Libya
Found 1999 November
Achondrite (eucrite)
A 2210 g stone with dark grey-green fusion crust was collected in
the Dar al Gani region.  Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and
C.  Ferraris, MNA-SI):  has a fine to medium-grained subophitic
texture (typical grain size between 0.5 and 2 mm); bytownitic
plagioclase is partially embedded in ferroan pigeonite and more
magnesian ferrosilite; ferroan augite resulted from pigeonite
exsolution; plagioclase is zoned from An90 to An80; contains
accessory ilmenite, chromite, sulfides, silica polymorphs and
zircon; sparse  m-sized granoblastic material indicates minor
annealing; low shock stage.  Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder;
type specimen, 134.5 g plus two polished thin sections at MNA-SI.

Dar al Gani 868............................... ~28° N, ~16° E
Libya
Found 2000 spring
Achondrite (ureilite)
A 40.03 g stone was found in the spring of 2000 by an anonymous
finder in the Libyan desert.  Classification and mineralogy (H. Takeda,
Chiba, and T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok):  has a typical ureilite
texture consisting of anhedral to subhedral olivine and pigeonite (0.9.
3 mm across); carbonaceous material rims some grains or, in some
cases, forms veins; one plate of graphite occurs within a large pigeonite
crystal; olivine grains have homogeneous cores (Fa20.6) and reduced
rims (Fa8) with high CaO contents (0.25.0.38  wt%); pigeonite,
Fs16.8Wo7.5; less shocked than most ureilites; trace metal is mostly
weathered to limonite.  X-ray diffraction and reflected light
microscopy  (T.  Nakamura and T. Nakamuta, KyuU) confirm the
presence of fine-grained diamonds in a graphite lath.  Specimens:
main mass with anonymous finder; type specimens, 6.33 g, NSMT;
1.8 g, KyuU.

Dar al Gani 876 ..............................27°30' N, 16°30' E
Libya
Found 1998 May 7
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A 6.216 g stone was found by an anonymous meteorite hunter on the
plateau of the upper Sarir Qattusah. Classification and mineralogy
(R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, and D. Ackermand, Kiel):  a  basaltic
shergottite with affinity to lherzolitic shergottites; texture is
porphyritic, with larger olivines in a fine-grained groundmass of
pyroxene and maskelynite; pigeonite, En59.66Wo8.14; augite, En45.52
Wo33.37;  maskelynite,  An56.74Or0.2.1.2;  olivine,  Fa37.38;
pyrrhotite has up to 2.5 wt% Ni.  Possibly paired with Dar al Gani
476, 489, 670, and 735.  Specimens:  main mass with anonymous
finder; type specimens, 0.7 g, NHM, and 0.6 g and a polished thin
section, Bart.

Dar al Gani 879 .............................27°08' N, 16°28' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (ureilite)
A dark crusted stone of 26 g was found. Mineralogy and classification
(A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): ureilite with bimodal texture.
Large twinned pigeonite (En85Wo7) crystals up to 16 mm in
size poikilitically enclose olivine and pigeonite domains with typical,
fine-grained (avg. grain size 0.5 mm), granoblastic ureilite texture.
In the typical-textured domains, olivine and pigeonite have
homogeneous cores (Fo92; En85Wo7) and reduced rims; intergranular
carbonaceous material mainly consists of graphite flakes. Moderate
undulose extinction in silicates indicates moderate shock (S2).
Weathering is moderate. Specimens: type specimen, 5 g and thin
section at MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 881 .............................27°26' N, 16°12' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (howardite)
A crusted stone of 86 g was found by a private collector in the Dar
al Gani desert. Mineralogy and classification (A. Burroni and L.
Folco, MNA-SI): polymict breccia; clasts (up to several mm in size)
interspersed in a fragmental matrix include: i) fine-grained basaltic
eucritic clasts; ii) medium-grained cumulate eucritic clasts (mostly
pigeonite En58Wo6 and calcic plagioclase); iii) dark, quenchtextured
clasts with microporphyritic pigeonite crystals set in
cryptocrystalline or glassy matrix; iv) large (up to 1.5 mm in size)
single-crystal fragments of low-Ca pyroxene of diogenitic origin
(En70Wo3). The rock is cross-cut by discrete shock melt veinlets up
to 0.25 mm thick. DaG 881 is possibly paired with DaG 923 and
DaG 932. Specimens: type specimen, 17.6 g, and thin section MNASI;
main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 896 .............................~27°45' N, 16°53' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (primitive, ungrouped)
A 22.6 g, dark, ~50% fusion crusted, stony fragment was found in
Dar al Gani by a private collector. The specimen is moderately oxidized
and irregularly fractured. On slicing, it shows an homogeneous
lithology. Occasional shock veins of dark glass cross-cut the
entire specimen. Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco, MNA-SI):
abundant fine-grained, skeletal olivine crystals (Fo82) are set in a
mesostasis mainly consisting of rhyolitic glass plus quench crystallites
of pigeonite (En54Wo9). Minor mineral constituents include
enstatite (En83Wo2), augite (En37Wo30) and traces of chromite, sulfides,
Fe-Ni metal and phospates. Undulose extinction and planar
fracturing in olivine indicate moderate shock. Thin veins of secondary
carbonates are present, most likely due to terrestrial weathering.
Major element composition (P. Bland, OU) estimated from the
mean of 256 broad-beam microprobe analyses (spot size 20 m,)
indicates a komatiitic IUGS composition (SiO2 = 47.22 wt. %, Na2O
+ K2O = 1.53 wt. %, MgO = 29.87 wt. %) with chondritic Mn/Mg
7.5×10-3. Oxygen isotopes (I. A. Franchi, OU): d17O = +2.547‰,
d18O = +3.501‰, .17O = +0.726‰, similar to mean H chondrite.
Data suggest an affinity with igneous inclusions in ordinary chondrites
and impact melt origin. Specimens: main mass with anonymous

Dar al Gani 915 .............................27°21' N, 16°11' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (howardite)
A crusted stone of 740 g was found. Mineralogy and classification
(A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): polymict breccia; with clasts
(up to 1 cm in size) set in a fragmental matrix: i) fine-grained, subophitic
and intergranular, calcic plagioclase plus pigeonite eucritic
clasts; ii) fine-grained, granular, pigeonite (En46Wo11) and calcic
4 S. S. Russell et al.
plagioclase eucritic clasts with various degrees of metamorphic annealing;
iii) dark, quench-textured clasts with microporphyritic pigeonite
crystals (and, occasionally calcic plagioclase plus pyroxene
relics) set in cryptocrystalline or glassy matrix; iv) large (up to 1.5
mm in size) single-crystal fragments of low-Ca pyroxene of diogenitic
origin (En64Wo1). DaG 915 is possibly paired with DaG 881
and DaG 932. Specimens: type specimen, 23.1 g, and one thin section
at MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 923 ..............................27°00' N, 16°21' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (ureilite)
A weathered, crusted stone of 255 g was found. Mineralogy and
classification (A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): olivine and pigeonite
ureilite with typical texture (average grain-size 1 mm). Mafic
silicates show homogeneous core compositions (olivine Fo80;
pigeonite En77Wo9) and wide, strongly reduced rims. Undulose extinction,
planar fractures and kinking in both olivine and pigeonite
indicate moderate shock deformation. Specimens: type specimen,
21.2 g, and one thin section, MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous
finder.

Dar al Gani 932 ..............................27°24' N, 16°14' E
Libya
Found 2000 November
Achondrite (howardite)
A crusted stony fragment of 23 g was found. Classification and mineralogy
(A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): the thin section that
waqs studied (about 20 mm2) is dominated by medium to large plagioclase
and pyroxene crystal fragments of eucritic and diogenitic
origin set in a fragmental matrix. A mm-sized fayalitic olivine crystal
fragment is also set in the matrix. DaG 932 is possibly paired
with DaG 881 and DaG 915. Specimens: type specimen, 3.5g, and
two polished thin sections at MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous
finder.

Dar al Gani 962 ...............................27°11.88' N, 16°24.51' E
Libya
Found 1998
Stony-iron (ungrouped)
A single stone of 130 g was found on the Dar al Gani plateau during
a systematic search by Pelisson.  The cut surface reveals a metallic
matrix (55 vol%) containing numerous, large, angular silicate clasts
(45 vol%).  Silicate clasts are cut by small metal veinlets.  Mineralogy
and classification (P. Sipiera, Harper):  metal, kamacite and taenite
in equal proportions, minor troilite (contains minor V and Cr); silicate
clasts  are  mostly  enstatite,  Fs0.11.2.28Wo0.64.1.84,  and  olivine,
Fa0.15.1.92,  accessory  clinopyroxene  and  albite-rich  plagioclase.
Mineralogy and petrology indicate that this meteorite is an ungrouped
stony-iron.  Specimens:  type specimen, 19 g, and one polished section,
PSF; main mass, Pelisson.

Dar al Gani 975 ..............................27°19.63' N, 16°13.00' E
Libya
Found 1999 August 21
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A 27.55 g stone was found on 1999 August 21 in the sand desert of
Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M.
Kurz, Kurz): a basaltic shergottite with porphyritic texture; large
chemically zoned olivine phenocrysts are set into a fine-grained
groundmass consisting mostly of pyroxene and maskelynite; minor
phases include chromite, Ti-rich chromite, sulfides, phosphates, and
small Fe-rich olivines; olivine phenocrysts often contain melt inclusions,
small chromites and exsolution lamellae; pyroxenes are
mostly chemically zoned pigeonites, some contain orthopyroxene
cores; olivine phenocrysts, Fa24.3-38.3; pigeonite, Fs21.1-29Wo5.9-13.8;
orthopyroxene, Fs17.4-21.8Wo1.8-3.4; augite, Fs18.5Wo34; matrix olivine,
Fa35.9-39.8; maskelynite, An66.5-71.4; shock stage, S4; contains melt
veins and melt pockets; low degree of weathering. Possibly paired
with DaG 476, 489, 670, 735 and 876. Specimens: main mass with
anonymous finder; type specimen, 8.5g, plus one polished thin section
MNB.

Dar al Gani 976 .............................27°03.25' N, 16°23.25' E
Libya
Found 1999 August 20
Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)
A single stone of 32.03 g was found on 1999 August 20 in the sand
desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake,
MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with lithic and mineral
clasts set into a ureilitic matrix dominated by large olivine and pigeonite
crystals; olivine core, Fa13.4-23.8; reduced olivine rims, Fa1-15;
pigeonite cores, Fs17-19.8Wo10-10.8; reduced pigeonite rims, Fs4.3-
10.2Wo3.4-6.7; pigeonite contains up to 1.2 wt. % Cr2O3; mineral clasts
are plagioclase, An6.4-23.8, and orthopyroxene, Fs0.5-10.2; lithic clasts
include ureilite material and fine-grained more Fe-rich olivinepyroxene
material; several C1-like clasts consisting of magnetites,
sulfides and carbonates embedded into a phyllosilicate matrix were
encountered; shock stage, S4; low degree of weathering. Specimens:
main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 7.8 g plus one
polished thin section, MNB.

Dar al Gani 983 ..............................26°44.25' N, 16°53.97' E
Libya
Found 2002 March 23
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A single stone of 933 g, partially covered with a shiny black fusion
crust, was found on the Dar al Gani plateau during a German-Libyan
expedition by J. Schlüter, F. Thiedig, L. Schultz and Abd Elfatah M.
Abu Agreb. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg).
The cut stone shows a bright grey surface with strong brecciation
with open cracks and some melt veins with vesicles. Cracks and
vesicles occasionally contain white aggregates of gypsum microcrystals.
The meteorite consists of mineral and lithic clasts set in a finegrained
fragmental matrix. Clasts include i) megacrysts of pigeonite,
Fs37.9Wo4.4 (range Fs31.1-51.1; Wo1.5-7.2), and plagioclase An94.8 (range
An92.7-95.4) up to 10 mm in size; ii) equigranular, pigeonite and plagioclase
cumulate eucrite; pigeonite, Fs54.6Wo3.1 (range Fs48.5-56.7;
Wo1.5-9.8), with augitic (Fs25.0Wo40.9)) exsolution lamellae up to 7
micrometers wide and maskelinitized plagioclase, An93.6 (range
An88.7-96.4) are present in equal proportions; iii) dark, recrystallized
impact melt with a spinifex-like texture consisting mainly of pigeonite,
Fs55.3Wo2.13 (range Fs54.1-56.4; Wo1.6-3.1) and plagioclase,
An84.3 (An75.5-90.6). Diogenitic components have not been found. The
opaque components show only slight weathering. Ilmenite, chromite
and troilite as well as accessory minerals have been observed. The
bulk composition of the meteorite is similar to Sioux County or
Juvinas. Specimens: type specimens 281 g, Hamburg, 20 g, MPI,
main mass, Industrial Research Center (IRC), Tripoli, Libya.

Dar al Gani 995 .............................27°10.35' N, 16°23.17' E
Libya
Found 2001 January 3
Achondrite (eucrite)
A single stone of 56.12 g, partly covered by fusion crust, was found
by an anonymous finder in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): the
specimen has subophitic texture with plagioclase laths embedded in
exsolved Ca-pyroxene, augite and silica; several areas of the meteorite
are recrystallized; plagioclase, An89.5 (range An88.4-90.6); exsolved
Ca-pyroxene with pigeonite lamellae, Fs51.8-60Wo5-15.2 and augite
lamellae, Fs31-34.2Wo37.3-40.5; unexsolved augite Fs30.7Wo40.6; minor
phases include orthopyroxene, ilmenite and Ti-rich chromite; plagioclase
contains small crystallographically orientated inclusions of
augite, pigeonite and silica; augite contains small plagioclase and
Ti-rich chromite inclusions; the sample appears unbrecciated in thin
section; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens:
type specimen, 11.6 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB; main
mass with anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 996
Libya
Found 1999 May 14
Lunar meteorite (fragmental breccia)
A single stone of 12.31 g was found by an anonymous finder in the
sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with lithic
and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained clastic matrix; the clast
size is generally =1 mm; mafic clasts are by far more abundant than
feldspathic clasts; schlieren and vesicles are rare. Plagioclase composition,
An96.7 (range An94.3-98.3); pigeonite, Fs19.7-51.3Wo5.5-14.1;
augite, Fs24.7-38.7Wo24.7-41.7; most Ca-pyroxenes contain pigeonite
exsolution lamellae; olivine, Fa30.5 (range Fa14.2-43.2). Orthopyroxene,
Fe,Ni metal, ilmenite, Mg-Al-chromite, and troilite are present as
minor phases; crystalline fragments include intersertal impact melt
rocks, dark fine-grained and microporphyritic impact melt clasts,
olivine, pyroxene and cataclastic feldspar; no regolith component,
i.e. glass spherules was found; very strong mosaicism of plagioclase,
as well as abundant melt veins and melt pockets attest a high degree
of shock; the meteorite is moderately weathered; calcite occurs in
cracks. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen,
2.5 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB.

Dar al Gani 999 .............................27°01.55' N, 16°21.23' E
Libya
Found 2000 April 14
Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)
Numerous fragments totalling 2106 g were found in the sand desert
of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB;
M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with mineral and lithic clasts
set into a ureilitic matrix dominated by large olivines; olivine core,
Fa14.3-23.5; reduced olivine rims, Fa2.9-13.5; mineral clasts are pigeonite,
Fs14.3Wo8.5 and orthopyroxene, Fs9.3; lithic clasts consist of
fine-grained olivine (Fa22) and pyroxene (Fs19.3Wo4.5) rich material;
shock stage, S3; low degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass
with anonymous finder; type specimen 20.8 g plus one polished thin
section, MNB.

Dar al Gani 1000 ............................27°00.81' N, 16°21.95' E
Libya
Found 1997
Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)
A single stone of 17.92 g was found in the sand desert of Dar al
Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz,
Kurz): a fragmental breccia with mineral and lithic clasts set into a
ureilitic matrix dominated by large olivine and less abundant pyroxene
crystals; olivine cores, Fa13.2-21.8; reduced olivine rims, Fa5-11.9;
pyroxene cores, Fs14.9; reduced pyroxene rims, Fs4.4; mineral clasts
are plagioclase, An22.9 and orthopyroxene, Fs8.3; lithic clasts are
fine-grained more Fe-rich olivine-pyroxene material; shock stage,
S3; low degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass with Peter
Jäger, Apolda, Germany; type specimen 4.2 g plus one polished thin
section, MNB.

Dar al Gani 1022 ...........................~27°05' N, 16°15' E
Libya
Found 2001 April 25
Ordinary chondrite (LL7)
A stone of 33.6 g was found in the Dar al Gani region. Classification
and mineralogy (S. Afanasiev, M. Nazarov, Vernad): the meteorite
shows an equigranular texture; rare chondrule relics are present;
plagioclase grain size up to 200  m. Mineral phases have homogeneous
chemical composition: olivine, Fa29.6; orthopyroxene,
Fs25.0Wo2.42 is Ca-rich (1.2 wt. % CaO); plagioclase, An11.2Or3.6;
metal is commonly oxidized and contains up to 45 wt. % Ni and 2
wt. % Co; chromite and troilite are present; shock stage S2; weathering
grade W3. Specimens: type specimen, 7 g, and one thin section,
Vernad; main mass with anonymous owner.

Dar al Gani 1023 ...........................27°1.55' N, 16°23.27' E
Libya
Found 1999 summer
Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)
A stone of 149 g was found by an anonymous collector in the Dar al
Gani desert. Mineralogy and classification (H. Takeda, Chiba; T.
Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok): fragmental breccia, with lithic and
mineral clasts embedded in a cataclastic matrix of predominantly
ureilitic material. Lithic clasts and fragments include mafic ureilitic
material (olivine 86 vol. % and pyroxene 12 vol. %), Na-rich plagioclase
fragments and rare subrounded, dark brown Na-, K-rich
glassy grain (SiO2 68 wt. %, Al2O3 13.6 wt. %, MgO 5.6 wt. %,
CaO 5.3 wt. %, Na2O 6.3 wt. %, K2O 0.8 wt. %). The pyroxene
composition ranges from En79Wo6 to En62Wo4 and En59Wo31; olivine
composition ranges from Fo90 to Fo75. The plagioclase composition
ranges from An13Ab85 to An33Ab62. A slice of a lithic clast of
3.7×2.7 cm in size (sub-sample ,02; 6.89 g slice), is one of the most
heavily shocked ureilites known. All mafic silicates are converted
into very fine grained materials with a granoblastic texture; carbonaceous
vein materials are lost from many grain boundaries; glassy
shock-vein materials are observed at some parts of the thin section.
Olivine (80 vol. %) is more abundant than pyroxene (20 %). Pyroxene
composition ranges from En86Wo2 to En77Wo10 and En69Wo6;
olivine composition ranges from Fo96 to Fo66. The stone is weathered,
with a brownish colour in hand specimen, but in thin section
the weathering grade appears to be very low. Specimens: type
specimen, 20.752 g (including sample ,02), NSMT, one thin section,

Dar al Gani 1030 ............................27°13.30' N, 16°15.00' E
Libya
Found 1998 December 27
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4/5)
A single stone of 10.09 g was found 1998 December 27 by
an anonymous finder in the desert of Dar al Gani. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB, and M. Kurz,
Kurz): exhibits typical texture with fine-grained and
weakly recrystallized matrix dominating over chondrules
and mineral fragments; olivine, Fa29.4, NiO up to 0.5
wt%;a low-Ca pyroxene, Fs25; Ca-pyroxene Wo46.5Fs8.7; ;
contains Cr-rich magnetite; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi
and R. C. Greenwood, OU): δ17O = -3.99‰, δ18O =
+0.39‰, ∆17O = -4.19‰ are in agreement with the classification
as CK chondrite; low degree of shock; low degree
of weathering. Specimens: type specimen, 2.4 g, plus one
polished thin section, MNB, main mass, anonymous finder.
2 S. S. Russell et al. PROVISIONAL


Dar al Gani 1031 ...........................27°08.81' N, 16°03.01' E
Libya
Found 1998 March
Enstatite chondrite (EL4)
A single stone of 20.15 g was found in March 1998 in the
desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake, MNB, and M. Kurz, Kurz): has abundant chondrules
with a mean apparent diameter of about 450-500
µm; enstatite, Fs0.4-1.4; Si in FeNi metal is ~0.9; contains
ferroan alabandite, oldhamite, troilite, unusual Fe-Crsulfides,
and hibonite-bearing CAIs; oxygen isotopes (I.
Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): δ17O = +3.47‰, δ18O
= +6.62‰, ∆17O = +0.03‰ are well in the range of E
chondrites; low degree of shock; moderately weathered.
Specimens: type specimen, 4.6 g, plus one polished thin
section, MNB, main mass, anonymous finder.

Dar al Gani 1037 ...........................27°20.00' N, 16°13.00' E
Libya
Found 1999
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
Ten stones totaling 4012.43 g were found early 1999 in the sand
desert of Dar al Gani. The biggest individual was a complete
individual of 3090 g with perfect orientation and rather fresh
appearance. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M.
Kurz): an olivine-phyric shergottite with porphyritic texture;
large chemically zoned olivine megacrysts are set into a finegrained
groundmass composed of pyroxene and maskelynite;
minor phases include chromite, Ti-rich chromite, sulfides,
phosphates, and small Fe-rich olivines; olivine megacrysts often
contain melt inclusions and small chromites; pyroxenes are
dominantly chemically zoned pigeonites, some contain
orthopyroxene cores; olivine phenocrysts, Fa31.4-41.1, Fe/Mn = 52-
59; matrix olivine, Fa37.4-40.6, Fe/Mn = 52-58; pigeonite, Fs23.7-
35.4Wo6-18.6; orthopyroxene, Fs20.2-24.5Wo2.5-4.7, Fe/Mn = 34;
maskelynite, An58.9-65.5; heavily shocked with numerous melt
veins and melt pockets; moderately weathered with calcites
filling cracks and cavities. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T.
Mayeda, UChi): δ17O = +2.91, δ18O = +5.29, ∆17O = +0.16.
Possibly paired with Dar al Gani 467, 489, 670, 735, 876, and
975. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimen 20 g plus one polished thin section MNB 

Dar al Gani 1040 ...........................27°16.88' N, 16°24.50' E
Libya 
Found 2001 May 21
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
Fifteen stones totaling 781 g were found 2001 May 21 by an
anonymous finder in the desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and
mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): contains chondrules
(mean diameter, 760 µm, abundance 25 vol. %), CAIs, and mineral
fragments set into a fine-grained matrix; olivine, Fa19.6 (range
Fa2.2-30.3), low-Ca pyroxene, Fs1.8-7.2Wo0.6-1.3; oxygen isotopes (I.
A. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): δ17O = -4.98 ‰, δ18O = -
1.71 ‰, ∆17O = -4.09 ‰; low degree of shock; moderate degree
of weathering. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder;
type specimen 20.7g MNB. 

Darinskoe.....................................51'25' N., 51'58' E.
Near Rubezhinskoe, Ural Region , Kazakhstan
Found 1984
Iron  ( Plessitic octahedrite IIC )
A mass of 11.2 kg was found by geologist E. I. Abdurakhmanov during  
field work on the edge of a ploughed field on the right shore of the Ural 
River, near the village of Darinskoe. Analysis , 10.09% Ni .

Darmstadt.....................................49'52' N., 8'39' E.
Hessen, Germany
Fell 1804, before this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
A stone of about l00g fell, after detonations.  It contains intergrowths of 
troilitc and Fe-Ni metal .

Dashoguz .....................................41°59'4" N, 59°41'6'' E
Turkmenistan
Fell 1998 September 5
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A meteor trail was witnessed near the city of Dashoguz, Turkmenistan.
After a search of several weeks, a very small crater (depression) with
~7 kg of meteorite fragments was found.  Kakabay Annaniyazov
recovered fresh, grey fragments from the rim of the crater and
weathered, brown fragments from within the water-filled crater.
Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):  olivine,
Fa17.5; pyroxene, Fs15.3; plagioclase, An14.  Shock stage, S3;
weathering grade, W0/1 for the gray fragments, W4 for the brown
fragments.  Specimens: type specimen, 21.2 g and one thin section,
NAU; main mass with anonymous purchaser.

Davis Mountains...............................30'45' N., 104'15'  W.    
Jeff Davis County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1903                                               
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 1520lb was  found. 
Analysis, 7.29  %Ni, 17.4 ppm.Ga, 33.7 ppm.Ge, 14  ppm.Ir .

Davy  (a).....................................29'6' N,, 97'36' W.   
De Witt County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found  1940,  recognized  in  this  year         
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4 S2 W4).
One mass and fragments, totalling about 45kg were found .

Davy (b).....................................29'0'30' N., 97'42'20' W.
De Witt County, Texas, USA
Found before 1981
Ordinary Chondrite    ( H4 S2 W2 )
A 3.77kg stone was found by Mr. Raymond Kyrisch.

Dawn (a)......................................34'51'36' N., 102'7'12' W.
Randall County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1981, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single mass of 7682g was found.   

Dawn (b)......................................34'51'36' N., 102'7'12' W
Randall County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found  1981,  recognized  in  this  year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4-5).
A mass of 257g was found .

Dayton........................................39'45' N., 84'10' W
Montgomery County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Found 1892, or 1893, reported 1951
Iron.  Octahedrite, finest (0.04mm) (IIICD).
A mass of 26.3kg was noted, with an analysis, 17.02 %Ni, 5.16 
ppm.Ga, 3.52 ppm.Ge, 0.028 ppm.Ir.  Although  reported in Dayton, 
the place of find is unknown. 

Deakin 001  CHUNGR Type 3.....................30'40' S, 129'01'E  apx.
Deakin 002  H4
Deakin 003  H5
Deakin 004  H4
Deakin 005  H5
Deakin 006  H4/5
Deakin 007 H6
Deakin 008  H5
Deakin 009  H5
Deakin 008.....................................30'40' S, 129'01' E Nullabor, Southwestern Australia Found 1989 July Stone , ordinary chondrite (H5) A mass of 61.4 g was found in a rabbit warren by a hunter. Main mass Christopher E. Spratt . Deal...........................................40'15' N., 74'0' W. Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey,U.S.A. Fell 1829, August 15, 0030 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Several stones appear to have fallen after the appearance of a fireball and detonations, but only one, about 3 inches long, was found on a farm 5 miles SW. of Long Branch . Dean Funes....................................30'26' S., 64'12' W. Cordoba, Argentina Fell 1977 recognized 1997 Ordinary chondrite (H5) A 9.26kg stone was observed to fall by an anonymous oersaon who kept it in his garden until it was identified and bought by an anonymous meteorite collector. Main mass R. Lang De Cewsville..................................43'0' N., 80'0' W. Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada Fell 1887, January 21, 1400 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). A stone of 340g was seen to fall in Talbot Road in the village of De Cewsville. Deelfontein...................................30'11' S., 23'16' E. Cape Province, South Africa Found 1932, approx., recognized 1966 Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (1.8mm) (IA). A mass of 28kg was found, but thought to be part of a larger mass. Analysis, 7.11 %Ni, 83.1 ppm.Ga, 306 ppm.Ge, 1.4 ppm.Ir . Deep Springs................................36'30' N., 79'45' W. Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Found 1846, recognized 1889 Iron. Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM). A mass of 11.5kg, found at Deep Springs farm, was said to have been seen to fall. Analysis, 13.2 %Ni, 0.405 ppm.Ga, 0.108 ppm.Ge, 9.4 ppm.Ir . Dehesa......................................33'30' S., 70'30' W. Santiago, Chile Found 1866 Iron. Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM). Original weight unknown, for the 7kg mass mentioned by I. Domeyko as sent by Signor Ludere. Appears to have been of Copiapo. A specimen of about 280g, obtained from Domeyko, was wrongly described by Daubree, owing to an interchange of labels, as having been found in an unspecified locality of Chile. Analysis, 11.8 %Ni, 3.0 ppm.Ga, 174 ppm.Ge, 32 ppm.Ir . De Hoek.....................................29'23' S., 23'6' E Hay District, Cape Province, South Africa Found 1960, possibly fell 1959, January 2 Iron. Anomalous (IRANOM). A 3.83kg mass was found on the De Hoek farm, a portion o Lanyon Vale 376, 29km ESE. of Niekerkshoop and almost 48km NE. of Prieska. In 1967 a second mass, of 17.1kg, was found approximately 800m SE. of the first find. Structurally anomalous. Analysis, 9.95 %Ni, 0.236 ppm.Ga, 0.079 ppm.Ge, 0.27 ppm.Ir . De Kalb.....................................30'35'30" N., 94'55'19' W. Buchanan County, Missouri, U.S.A. Found 1969 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H). A stone of about 575g was found after ploughing. Although the discovery site is only 3 miles west of the known area of the Faucett meteorites . It is thought to represent a distinct fall. Delaware ...................................35°17' N, 93°30' W Logan County, Arkansas, USA Found 1972 Ordinary chondrite (L4) A single 8.346 kg stone was found by Daniel Michaelson, a 12-year- old boy, while hunting for arrowheads with his father. Classification (K. Kaneda, UTok): Fa22.3.27.3; Fs17.5.28.5 (mainly Fs20.0.23.5). The meteorite is brecciated. Weathering grade: W0. Specimens: type specimen, 28 g UTok; main mass, AShaw. Delegate....................................37'0' S., 149'2' E. County Wellesley, New South Wales, Australia Found 1904, about Iron. Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIB-ANOM). A mass of 61 lb of boomerang shape was found on the SE. side of Sawpit Creek. Analysis, 9.5 %Ni, 20.3 ppm.Ga, 41.7 ppm.Ge, 1.6 ppm.Ir. Description, weathered, shock-hardened . Delhi.......................................28'34' N., 77'15' E. Delhi state, India Fell 1897, October 18, 1930 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L). After the appearance of a brilliant meteor, and detonations, two stones each of about 1lb fell 5 miles SSW. of Delhi, but only a fragment of 0.8g was secured. Dellys......................................36'55' N., 3'55' E. Algeria Found 1865, known before this year Iron. Octahedrite, medium (l.0mm). A piece of 76g was acquired by the Mus. d'Hist. Nat., Paris, and was described, but no analysis is available . Delphi......................................38'29' N., 22'30' E. Greece Doubtful.. The sacred "stone of Cronos" at Delphi was probably a meteorite. There is not really sufficient evidence for this. Delphos (a)................................34'5' N., 103'31'30' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1968 Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (L4). A total of 697g was found; a Delphos (b) stone, 547.7g is also listed . Delphos (b)................................34'5.4' N., 103'36'7' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1968 Stone. Ordinary Chondrite A total of 548g was found . Delphos (c)................................34'03' N., 103'38' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1968 Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (L5) W4 A total of 885g was found. Delphos (d)................................34'5.4' N., 103'36'7' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1968 Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (H5) A total of 276g was found; a Delphos Del Rio.....................................29'22' N., 100'58' W. Val Verde County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1965 Iron. Ataxite, Ni-rich (IIF). A mass of 3.346kg and five fragments together weighing 250g were found 4.5 miles W. of Del Rio. Analysis, 11.34 % Ni, 9.19 ppm.Ga, 98.6 ppm.Ge, 19 ppm.Ir. Main mass, privately held . Demina......................................51'28' N., 84'46' E. Biysk district, Altai govt., Federated SSR, USSR, Fell 191 1, September 6, 1530 hrs Stone. Otivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). After detonations and the appearance of a fireball moving from SW. to NE., a 16.4kg stone, and perhaps others, was seen to fall an break in six pieces. The largest weighing 794g. Analysis, 22.86 % total iron. Dengli......................................39'4' N., 58'52' E. Turkmenia Found July 1976 recognized 1989 Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (H3.8) A highly weathered stone of 243.5g was found by N.A. Maksimov in sandy soil near the Dengli village . Denman 001..................................30'35.82' S, 130'05.22' E Nullabor, South Australia Found 1991 June Stone, ordinary chondrite (L5) Two fragments with well preserved fusion crust and fresh interior were found. Several triolite inclusions. Main mass Swiss Meteorite Laboratory. Denman 002..................................30'36' S, 130'04' E Nullabor, South Australia, Australia Found 1991 May Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3) One mass of 30g was found . Contains chondrules with about 40 % matrix (nearly opaque,olivine-rich), white aggregates. Denman 003..................................30'36.52'S, 130'04.81' E Nullabor, South Australia, Australia Found 1991 July Ordinary chondrite (H5) Two masses ( 20 and 33g ) were found. Denman  004  L6  De Nova.....................................39'51' N., 102'57' W. Washington County, Colorado, U.S.A. Found 1940 Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined. A mass of 12.7kg was found. Densmore (a)....................................39'39' N., 99'41' W. Norton County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1879, recognized 1939 Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Three fragments totalling 37.2kg were found by F.M. Kendrick, 3 miles E. and 1.5 miles S. of Densmore. An additional specimen of about 34lb was found in about 1950, the finder sold it to the American Meteor. Lab., Denver in 1965 . Densmore (b)....................................39'33'57' N., 99'38'50' W. Graham County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1950 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). One mass of 11.3kg was found about 7 miles SE. of Densmore . Densmore (c)....................................39'33'57' N., 99'38'50' W. Graham County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1956 Stone. Chondrite Ordinary Apx. recovered weight 2.51 Kg Denton County...............................33' N., 97' W. Denton County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1856, known since this year Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA). The original mass was said to have been about 40lb, but only about 12lb was found by G.G. Shumard in the possession of a blacksmith at McKinney, Collin County in 1860. This mass has been heated to about I000C and many specimens have been hammered and forged. Analysis, 8.21 %Ni, 19.7 ppm.Ga, 42.7 ppm. Ge., 0.28 ppm.Ir . Denver......................................39'46'57' N., 104'55'50' W. Denver County, Colorado, U.S.A. Fell 1967, July 11-15 Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). One stone of 230g was found on a warehouse roof on 17 July 1967 . It had fallen during the preceding week. Analysis, 21.1 % total iron . Denver City.................................33'4'17' N., 102'48'1' W. Yoakum County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1975 Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.2mm) (IRANOM). A single mass of 26.1kg was found during ploughing about 12 km NNE. of Denver City, Texas. Analysis, 8.40 %Ni, 1.03 ppm.Ga, 0.5 ppm.Ge, 5.2 ppm Ir . Deport......................................33'31' N., 95'18' W. Red River County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1926 Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (1.3mm) (IA). Masses of 2.7kg, 1.3kg, and 0.9kg were found in 1926 one mile E. of Deport; at least 23 more masses totalling a further 10kg were found later. Analysis, 8.11 %Ni, 69.9 ppm.Ga, 255 ppm.Ge, 2.2 ppm.Ir .| Dergaon ....................................26°41' N, 93°52' E Assam, India Fell 2001 March 2, 16:40 local time Ordinary chondrite (H5) Witnesses reported a fireball accompanied by two loud explosions, and felt a slight tremor. Subsequently, H. P. Bordoloi collected the meteorite from a crater in a sugarcane field. It was in three pieces, weighing 10.3, 1.4, and 0.8 kg, respectively, with a total mass of 12.5 kg. Classification and mineralogy (K. Duorah, P. Phukan, J. Laskar, A. Muzumdar, GauU): olivine, Fa19.9; pyroxene, Fs17.8 Wo1.2. Specimens: main mass plus 150 g type specimen, Astrophysics Lab, Dept. Physics, GauU; 1.4 kg, Dergaon College; 0.8 kg, J. B. College. Dermbach....................................50'43' N., 10'7' E. near Dermbach,Suhl,Germany Found 1924 Iron. Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM). A 1.5kg mass was found, consisting of Ni/Fe (69%), troilite (25%), and schreibersite (6%) by volume. Analysis, 42.1 %Ni, 4.66 ppm.Ga, 0.144 ppm.Ge, 0.029 ppm.Ir . Derrick Peak A78001.........................80'5' S., 156'25' E. Victoria Land, Antarctica Found 1978, between December 1978 and January 1979 Iron. Octahedrite, coarsest (5-8mm) (IIB). 16 masses of iron, totalling 320kg, were found during the 1978-1979 Derrick Peak A78016. The major masses are Derrick Peak A78009, 138kg; Derrick Peak A78008, 59.4kg; Derrick Peak A78005, 18.4kg; Derrick Peak A78001, 15.lkg; Derrick Peak A78002, 7.2kg. The masses appear to be similar, all have large protruding schreibersites, 6.64 "lo Ni . Desuri......................................25'44' N., 73'37' E. Pali district, Rajasthan, India Fell 1962, July 18 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). A stone of about 25.4kg was found in a pit nearly 61cm deep. Branches of some shrubs in the vicinity were destroyed. Devgaon ....................................~19° N 81° E Bastar District, Chattisgarh, India Fell 2001 February 12 16:00 IST Ordinary Chondrite (H3.8) A single 12kg stone that was fully fusion-crusted fell in the village of Devgaon and was quickly recovered and delivered to the district Collectorate. Classification (S. V. S. Murty, V. K. Rai, A. D. Shukla, G. Srinivasan, P. N. Shulka, K. M. Suthar, N. Bhandari, PRL, and A. Bischoff, Mün): The meteorite is an ordinary chondrite containing some CAIs and SiO2-rich objects. Olivine composition Fa17-19; low Ca pyroxene composition Fs4-20. Shock stage is S2. Cosmogenic nuclides indicate a complex exposure history (Murty et al., 2004). Specimens: Main fragment, Office of District Collectorate, Bastar. Devil Peak..................................35º39.55'N 115º22.37'W Clark County, Nevada, USA Found 1999 May 2 Ordinary chondrite (L6) A 34.7 g stone was found by John Gwilliam while he was hunting for meteorites on Roach Dry Lake. Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, ASU): olivine, Fa23.0. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 5.1 g, ASU. Devri-Khera ................................ 24º13.5'N 76º31.5'E Rajasthan, India Fell 1994 October 30, 21:00 local time, Ordinary chondrite (L6) A bright fireball, moving WSW to ENE and leaving a trail of smoke, was observed over a 150 km area. Several stones dropped in and around the villages of Devri-Khera, Manpura and Jamunia, with the largest forming a 12-inch crater near Devri-Khera. The total recovered mass was 1140 g (individual masses, 516.8g, 181.5 g, 149.5 g, 141.4 g, 51.0 g of tiny pieces, and 88.2 g of tiny pieces plus dust). Classification and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI): olivine, Fa24.9; pyroxene, Fs19.3; plagioclase, An11; shock stage, S4. Specimens: GSI. Dexter......................................33'49' N., 97'0' W. Cooke County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1889 Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA). A mass of 1724g was found; it may have fallen about a year before. Analysis, 7.67 %Ni, 20.5 ppm.Ga, 40.9 ppm.Ge, 1.2 ppm.Ir. An old fall, shock hardened, epsilon structure . Dhajala.....................................22'22'40' N., 71'25'38' E. Surendranager district, Gujarat, India Fell 1976, January 28, 2100 hrs, U.T. Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3-4). Following a fireball accompanied by a bright flash and two loud detonations a shower of meteorites fell; about 45kg of fragments have been recovered. Analysis, 27.10 % total iron . Dharwar.....................................14'53' N., 75'36' E. Dharwar district, Karnataka, India Fell 1848, February 15, 1300 hrs Stone. Chondrite?. A stone of 4lb fell near the village of Negloor, and was sent to Bombay Geogr. The place of fall is Naglur, district Dharwar. Dhofar index 001 to 887 Dhofar Quick Reference Dhofar 007 ..........................18'20.1' N , 54'10.9' E Country: Oman Find: 2000, March Eucrite (cumulate) achondrite Found on the surface of the desert. Brecciated stones of total mass 21.270 kg; 37 pieces. Nature of recovery site: rocky planes with carbonate stones, low areas covered with quarz-carbonate sand overgrown by low small bushes. Classification: eucrite, cumulate. Black impact melt veins and pockets are abundant. Classified by Dr. Marina A. Ivanova, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Kosygin St. 19, Moscow 117795, e-mail venus@glasnet.ru. Sample used for classification has been deposited to Committee on Meteorites of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Kosygin St. 19, Moscow 117795, e-mail venus@glasnet.ru. Key classification information: Fs of pyroxene vary from 38 to 46 (mol %), An of plagioclase is 92 (mol %). Analyzed by Dr. N. N. Kononkova, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAS. Dhofar 015..................................18o38.6'N, 54o25.8'E Oman Found 2000 January 21 Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3) A black stone weighing 184 g was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (M. A. Ivanova, M. A. Nazarov, Vernad; L. A. Taylor, UTenn): black fusion crust; meteorite consists of fine-grained matrix, chondrules, and plagioclase-rich objects; groundmass/chondrules >>1; mineral modes (vol%) are olivine + pyroxene = 72, plagioclase = 16.6, Cr-magnetite = 9.7, ilmenite = 1.4, hercynite < 0.5, sulfides (pyrite, pentlandite, pyrrhotite,millerite) < 0.5, Cl-apatite < 0.5, Fe-Ni metal absent; olivine, Fa28-34, contains NiO = 0.8 wt.%; plagioclase, An16-99; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs25-28, is rare, whereas diopside, Wo46En46 is more abundant; bulk carbon content = 0.045 wt.%; weathering grade, W1; shock stage, S3; fine-grained porous, friable matrix, distinct chondrule boundaries and presence of glass in chondrules indicate petrologic type 3. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi) plot in the CV-CO-CK field. Specimens: type specimen, 18 g and 2 thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 019.................................. 18º18.97'N 54º08.87'E Oman Found 2000 January 24 Martian basalt (shergottite) A brownish gray stone weighing 1056 g was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad; L. A. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a doleritic rock consisting of subhedral grains (0.2-0.5 mm) of pigeonite (Wo9-15 En40-70, Fe/Mn = 20-40 at.), augite (Wo30-40 En40-55),olivine (Fo25-60, Fe/Mn = 50-60 at.), and feldspar (An36-68) converted to maskelynite; olivine has higher Fe/Mg than that of coexisting pyroxenes, as it is in nakhlites; mineral modes (approx. vol%) are pyroxene = 65, maskelynite = 25, and olivine = 10, with accessory silica, K-rich feldspar, whitlockite, chlorapatite, chromite, ilmenite, titanomagnetite, magnetite, and pyrrhotite; secondary phases are calcite, gypsum, smectite, celestite, and Fe hydroxides; shock features include fracturing and mosaicism, maskelynite, and rare impact melt pockets; extensive terrestrial weathering present mainly as carbonate veins crosscutting the meteorite, however there are smectite-calcite-gypsum "orangettes" replacing maskelynite, which are similar to those in Allan Hills 84001 and could be of Martian origin; bulk chemistry close to Shergotty, with light rare earth elements strongly depleted. Specimens: type specimens, 113 g, 4 g, and 2 g, and two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 025..................................18º24.2'N 54º09.1'E Oman Found 2000 March 5 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic regolith breccia) A brownish gray stone weighing 751 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a glass-rich matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An95-96; pyroxene, En74-84Wo3-6 (Fe/Mn = 50-70 at.); olivine, Fo70-78 (Fe/Mn = 91-97 at.); accessory minerals are silica, Ti-rich alumochromite, troilite, and FeNi metal; meteorite has a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.95); terrestrial weathering is not significant. Specimens: type specimen, 102 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 026..................................18º13.6'N 54º06.7'E Oman Found 2000 March 6 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic crystalline melt breccia) A brownish gray stone weighing 148 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification Mineralogy and classification M. Nazarov and M. Ivanova, Vernad): fusion crust absent; meteorite is a clast-poor, anorthositic, crystalline melt breccia containing rare mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a completely devitrified fine-grained matrix; vesicles are abundant; sphere-shaped, chondrule-like inclusions and rare impact melt veins are present; feldspar, An96-98; olivine (a dominant mafic phase), Fo61-79 (Fe/Mn = 80-120 at.); low-Ca pyroxene, En53-63Wo8-20 (with 0.13-0.84 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40-60 at.); high-Ca pyroxene, En43-50Wo27-33 (with 1.1-3.5 wt% TiO2, Fe/Mn = 40-50 at.); accessory minerals are silica,ilmenite (MgO = 7 wt%), troilite, and FeNi metal; a prominent positive Eu anomaly (Sm/Eu = 1.04) is present; terrestrial weathering is not significant. The meteorite is completely different in texture and composition from Dhofar 025, but pairing must still be considered due to the proximity of the finds to one another. Specimens: type specimen, 41 g plus two thin sections, Vernad; Main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 081 ..................................19°19.32' N, 54°46.96' E Oman Found 1999 November 29 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic fragmental breccia) A brownish gray stone of 174 g covered by fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and description (A. Greshake, MNB): a feldspathic fragmental breccia consisting of clasts of various lithologies embedded into a devitrified fine-grained matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An96.5.99.5; pyroxene, Fs21.9.46.2Wo3.0.41.4; olivine, Fa29.3.47.8; augites are more abundant than Ca-poor pyroxenes and often contain pigeonite exsolution lamellae; accessory phases are Fe-Ni metal, ilmenite, and Ti-Cr-rich spinel; crystalline fragments include large gabbroic anorthosites, high- Al highland basalts, microporphyritic impact melt breccias, dark fine- grained impact melt breccias, and large cataclastic feldspar; no regolith components (e.g., glass spherules) have been identified; low bulk concentrations of MgO and FeO reflect low abundance of mafic components. Specimens: 19.8 g plus two thin sections, MNB; several grams, Mün; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 125................................... 18°59.20' N, 54°36.03' E Oman Found 2000 January 26 Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite) A 2697 g black stone entirely covered by fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and description (A. Greshake, MNB): contains olivine (Fa8.5), augite (Fs3.7Wo43.8), low- Ca pyroxene (Fs7.7Wo1.9), plagioclase (An16.3Ab81.4), Fe-Ni metal, troilite, chlorapatite, and chromite; shows a recrystallization texture with abundant 120° triple junctions; many interstices are filled with metal; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W1/2. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): ä17O = +0.36., ä18O = +3.57., plotting in the acapulcoite.lodranite field. Specimens: 30 g and one thin section, MNB; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 182 ..................................18° 56.5’N 45° 30.08’E Dhofar, Oman Found 2000 February 9 Achondrite (Eucrite) Many stones were with a shiny fusion crust were found within a square metre during a meteorite hunt. The largest fragments were 140.5g, 90.1g, and 24.5g in mass, and they fit together into a complete individual. Classification (J. Otto, Frei): The meteorite is a basaltic eucrite, Fs61.9, plagioclase An88.7. The meteorite is low shock, weathering grade W0. Specimens: 140.5g Koblitz, 96.3g JNMC-Zurich, Switzerland; type specimen 2.8g Frei + 18.6g Mün. Dhofar 225 ....................................18°21.6' N, 54°11.3' E Oman Found 2001 January 15 Carbonaceous chondrite (CM, anomalous) A black stone weighing 90 g was found in the Dhofar region in Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. A. Ivanova and M. A. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor and A. Patchen, UTenn): fusion crust is distinct and black. Texturally the sample is similar to CM chondrites, consisting of fine-grained matrix, calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs), irregularly shaped olivine aggregates, and rare type I and II chondrules. Coarse-grained objects are surrounded by accretionary dust mantles. CAIs are mainly spinel-rich with perovskite, Al-diopside and forsterite surrounded by phyllosilicates; chondrules consist of olivine, very rare orthopyroxene embedded in completely altered mesostasis; type I chondrules and olivine aggregates contain kamacite blebs in forsterite; groundmass consists of phyllosilicates, isolated olivine grains (forsterite is dominant). Contains Ni-rich metal grains (up to 60 wt% of Ni), schreibersite, Ca-phosphates, sulfides (mostly pentlandite and pyrrhotite), chromite andescolaite; bulk chemistry: Fe/Si = 1.24, Mg/Si = 0.91, Al/Si = 0.093, low H2O contents. Oxygen isotopic composition (R. N. Clayton, UChi): ä18O = +21.85., ä17O = +9.22.. The oxygen isotopic composition, low Fe/Si ratio and low H2O content are atypical for CM chondrites. Specimens: type specimen, 19.7 g and two thin sections, Vernad; main mass is with the anonymous finder. Dhofar 280 ..................................19°19.6', N, 54°47.0' E Oman Found 2001 April 14 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic fragmental breccia) A gray, crusted stone weighing 251.2 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy (M. Nazarov, Vernad): a fragmental breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and clasts of feldspathic rocks embedded in a glass-rich matrix; schlieren and vesicles are abundant; feldspar, An91.98; pyroxene, En58.75Wo4.5; olivine, Fo60.77 (Fe/Mn ˜ 99 atomic); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ilmenite, troilite, and Fe-Ni metal; terrestrial weathering not significant. Dhofar 081 and Dhofar 280 are probably paired because the stones were found close to one another and are similar in texture and mineral chemistry. Specimens: type specimen, 50g plus two sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 287 ...............................18°24.2' N, 54°08.8' E Oman Found 2001 January 14 Lunar meteorite (Low-Ti, olivine-pyroxene mare basalt breccia) A dark gray, 154 g black stone without fusion crust was found in the Dhofar region of Oman, 400 m from Dhofar 025. Classification and mineralogy (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): contains two adjacent lithologies, mare basalt (95 vol%) and regolith breccia (5 vol%). Basaltic portion consists of olivine (Fo70.45) and minor augite (Wo30.40 En38.45) phenocrysts (up to 1 mm) set in a subophitic, fine-grained (50.100 m) groundmass composed of plagioclase (An85.75) and pyroxene (Wo10.25En2.50), with accessory pyroxferroite, K-Ba feldspar, apatite, ilmenite, Ti-rich chromite, ulvöspinel, baddeleyite, silica, tranquillityite, troilite, Fe-Ni metal, and a fayalite + K-rich glass mesostasis; shock veins and impact melt pockets are present; plagioclase is totally converted to maskelynite; mineral modes (vol%) are pyroxene = 49, maskelynite = 26, olivine = 18, opaques = 4, impact melt = 2; whole-rock TiO2 content = 2.8 wt%; Fe/Mn = 75 g/g; a prominent negative Eu anomaly is present; similar in composition to Apollo 12 mare basalts, but distinctly higher in Na and incompatible elements. Regolith breccia portion: clast-rich, with numerous lithic and mineral grains (up to 1 mm) cemented by fine- grained mineral fragments (<100 m) and minor impact melt; dominated by low-Ti and VLT mare basalt lithologies; minor highland material is probably present; lithic clasts are fine-grained, vitrophyric, granular to ophitic, basaltic rocks and impact melt breccias; mineral fragments are dominated by pyroxene, olivine, and plagioclase; glass fragments and spherules also occur; plagioclase, An98.66; olivine, Fo80.25; pyroxenes are highly variable, Wo5.40En2.80; main accessories are silica, fayalite, pyroxferroite, K-rich glass, apatite, ilmenite, Ti-rich chromite, ulvöspinel, troilite, and FeNi metal. Specimens: 32g and two thin sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 300.................................... 18º24.2' N, 54º8.6' E Oman Found 2001 January 14 Achondrite (eucrite) A 624 g partly crusted stone was found in the desert. Classification A296 J. N. Grossman and J. Zipfel and mineralogy (D. Badjukov, C. Lorenz, Vernad; F. Brandstätter, NHMV): a metamorphosed breccia of millimeter- to centimeter-sized lithic clasts (~70 vol%) with fine-grained matrix; clasts have ophitic texture and consist mainly of plagioclase (An85.6±4.0) and very finely exsolved pyroxene (bulk composition is Fs48±5Wo20±6 with 0.5. 1.5 wt% Cr2O3), with minor low-Ca pyroxene (Fs61±1Wo3±1); matrix consists mainly of subhedral grains of plagioclase (An84.3±3.4), Cr-bearing augite (Fs30±3Wo41±3) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs62.7±1.0Wo2.2±0.5); minor minerals are tridymite, ilmenite, and troilite; shock features include mechanical twinning in pyroxenes and rare planar deformation features in plagioclase. Specimens: 124 g, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 301 .....................................18°24.1' N, 54°08.9' E Oman Found 2001 April 13 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) A brownish grey stone weighing 9 g was found in the Dhofar region, Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; meteorite is a clast-rich impact melt breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and lithic clasts embedded in a very fine-grained impact melt matrix. The lithic clast population is dominated by impact melt breccias; primary igneous rocks and granulites of mostly anorthositic and gabbro-noritic compositions are rare; mare basalt material is possibly present; feldspar, An90.98; orthopyroxene, Wo1.4En70.99; clinopyroxene, Wo6.43En1.74; olivine, Fo58.86 (Fe/Mn ˜ 90 atom%); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, ilmenite (7 wt% MgO), troilite, and FeNi metal (7.48 wt% Ni; 0.4.1.4 wt% Co); composition of the impact melt matrix is SiO2 = 44.1, TiO2 = 0.36, Al2O3 = 28.6, Cr2O3 = 0.10, FeO = 4.27, MnO = 0.07, MgO = 4.83, CaO = 16.5, Na2O = 0.39, K2O = 0.04, P2O5 = 0.07 (wt%); the meteorite is moderately weathered; gypsum, calcite, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides occur in cracks and holes. Dhofar 025 and Dhofar 301 are possibly paired because the stones were found nearby, and they are similar in texture and mineral chemistry. Specimens: type specimen, 1.8 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 302 ...................................19°19.6' N, 54°47.1' E Oman Found 2001 June 28 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) A dark grey stone weighing 3.83 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; meteorite is a clast-rich impact melt breccia; mineral fragments and lithic clasts are set within a poorly crystallized impact melt glassy matrix; impact melt breccias are most abundant in the lithic clast population; fragments of primary igneous rocks and granulites of anorthositic, gabbro-noritic, and troctolitic compositions are common; rare glass fragments of KREEP composition were found; mare basalt material is probably present; feldspar, An90.99; orthopyroxene, Wo1.4En45.88; clinopyroxene, Wo6.46En2.83, olivine, Fo8.94 (Fe/Mn ˜ 86 atom%); accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Mg-Al-spinel, ilmenite (0.4.6 wt% MgO), baddeleyite, silica, tranquilityite (?), troilite, and FeNi metal (0.7.44 wt% Ni; 0.2.1.4 wt% Co); composition of the impact-melt glassy matrix is SiO2 = 44.5, TiO2 = 0.27, Al2O3 = 28.1, Cr2O3 = 0.09, FeO = 4.02, MnO = 0.06, MgO = 4.84, CaO = 16.5, Na2O = 0.41, K2O = 0.09, P2O5 = 0.12 (wt%); terrestrial weathering is not significant. Dhofar 302 and Dhofar 081/280 were found nearby and are possibly paired. However, Dhofar 302 seems to be poorer in glass and richer in igneous and granulitic lithologies. Specimens: type specimen, 0.8 g plus a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 303 ..................................19°19.8' N, 54°47.0' E Oman Found 2001 June 28 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. Dhofar 304 ..................................18°24.2' N, 54°09.0' E Oman Found 2001 April 13 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) A brownish grey stone weighing 10 g was found in the Dhofar region, Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Nazarov, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is absent; meteorite is a clast-rich impact melt breccia; mineral fragments and lithic clasts are embedded in a very fine-grained impact-melt matrix; the lithic clast population is dominated by impact melt breccias; possible igneous rocks and granulites of mostly anorthositic and gabbro-noritic compositions are rare. Mineral compositions are: feldspar, An93-99; orthopyroxene, Wo1-5En70-90; clinopyroxene, Wo6-42En40-50; olivine, Fo60-90 (Fe/Mn ˜ 87 at). Accessory minerals are Ti-rich chromite, Cr-pleonaste, ilmenite (7-8 wt % MgO), troilite, and FeNi metal (7.8 wt. % Ni; 0.6 wt. % Co). The composition of the impact-melt matrix (wt. %) is SiO2 = 45.0, TiO2 = 0.34, Al2O3 = 25.3, Cr2O3 = 0.17, FeO = 5.71, MnO = 0.12, MgO = 7.09, CaO = 14.8, Na2O = 0.37, K2O = 0.04, P2O5 = 0.07. The meteorite is moderately weathered; gypsum, calcite, celestite, barite, and Fe hydroxides occur in cracks and holes. Dhofar 304 is possibly paired with Dhofar 025 and Dhofar 301 because the stones were found nearby, and they are similar in texture, mineral chemistry and degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimens of 2 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 305 ...................................19°19.8' N, 54°47.0' E Oman Found 2001 June 28 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, Crpleonaste, 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; 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. Dhofar 306 ..................................19°19.7' N, 54°47.1' E Oman Found 2001 June 29 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. Dhofar 307 .....................................19°19.7' N, 54°46.9' E Oman Found 2001 April 14 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 gabbronoritic 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 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 thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 309 ................................19°19.6' N, 54°47.3' E Oman Found 2002 January 14 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. Dhofar 310 ...................................19°19.7' N, 54°47.1' E Oman Found 2002 January 15 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic fragmental breccia) A grey 10.8 g stone was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy 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. Dhofar 311 ...................................19°19.6' N, 54°47.0' E Oman Found 2001 April 14 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 impactmelt 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. Dhofar 312.................................... 18º59.3' N, 54º36.3' E Oman Found 2001 January 11 Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite) A 354g stone without fusion crust was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (D. Badjukov and C. Lorenz, Vernad; F. Brandstätter, NHMV): consists mostly of euhedral silicate grains (0.05.0.4 mm) with interstices filled by Ni-containing iron oxides; approximate mineral modes (vol%) are low-Ca pyroxene = 35, olivine = 25, plagioclase = 15, augite = 5, opaques = 5 (chromite and rare inclusions of troilite and metal in silicates), terrestrial weathering products = 15, accessory chlorapatite; olivine, Fa8.6±0.5; ortho- pyroxene, Fs7.6±0.4Wo1.8±0.2; augite Fs3.4±0.5Wo40.2±2, containing 1.5 wt% Cr2O3; plagioclase, An15.8±1.4Ab81.5±2.7Or2.6±0.3; many pyroxene and olivine grains contain rounded inclusions (1.20 m) of troilite, kamacite (6 wt% Ni), and rare taenite (26 wt% Ni); low shock stage; weathering grade, W3. Dhofar 312 may be paired with Dhofar 125. Specimens: type specimen, 70 g and thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 378 ...................................18°9.5' N, 54°6.8' E Oman Found 2000 June 17 Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite) A single stone of 15 g, covered with fresh black fusion crust, was recovered by an anonymous finder within the province of the other Dhofar meteorites. Classification and description: (Y. Ikeda and M. Kimura, Ibaraki; H. Takeda, Chiba): it has a doleritic or microgabbroic texture and the grain sizes of the main minerals (pyroxenes and plagioclase glass) are ~1 mm across. It consists mainly of ferroan pyroxenes (augite and pigeonite), and plagioclase glass with quenched plagioclase rims. Minor minerals are hedenbergite, pyroxferroite, fayalite, silica, Ti-rich magnetite, ilmenite, sulfide, phosphate, and rhyolitic glass. The Fe/(Mg + Fe) ratios of pyroxenes (augite and pigeonite) range from 0.40 to more than 0.90, those of hedenbergite from 0.97 to 0.99, and olivine from 0.90 to 0.98. The original plagioclase grains were transformed to plagioclase glass (An35 to An55) by an intense impact shock, then quenched plagioclase of the same composition a few tens of micrometers up to 100 m in width at the boundaries between the plagioclase glass and other minerals. Oxygen isotopic composition (T. K. Mayeda and R. N. Clayton, UChi): ä18O = +4.46., ä17O = +2.52.. This meteorite was recovered from an area near the Dhofar 019 basaltic shergottite, but the two meteorites are probably not paired. Dhofar 019 is doleritic and contains olivine grains with Fe/(Mg + Fe) ratios of 0.4.0.75, while these seem to be absent from Dhofar 378. Pyroxenes in Dhofar 019 are more magnesian than in Dhofar 378. Specimens: type specimens, 0.445 and 0.054 g, Ibaraki; 2.74 g MPI; main mass is with the anonymous finder. Dhofar 489 .....................................19°25' N, 54°35' E Oman Found 2001 August 11 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic crystalline matrix breccia) One 34.4 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 × 0.6 mm in size, plus dark fine-grained impact melt breccia 3.3 × 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. Dhofar 490 .................................18°43.00' N, 54°27.00' E Oman Found 2001 March 17 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic fragmental breccia) A dark grey, crusted stone weighing 34.05 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): meteorite is an anorthositic fragmental breccia consisting of clasts of various lithologies embedded into a glassy, partly devitrified fine-grained matrix; the clast size is generally below 3 mm; vesicles are abundant; feldspar: An96.0-99.3; pyroxene: Fs11.5-35.7Wo8.2-44.9 and olivine: Fa30.6-50.0; augites dominate over Ca-poor pyroxenes and often contain pigeonite exsolution lamellae; accessory phases are Fe-Ni metal and ilmenite; crystalline fragments include microporphyritic impact melt breccias, intersertal impact melt clasts, gabbroic anorthosites, and large feldspar; no mare basalt clasts and no glass spherules have been identified; feldspar generally shows pronounced undulatory extinction and sometimes mosaicism indicating strong shock metamorphism; the meteorite is moderately weathered; gypsum, celestite and calcite occur in cracks and holes; Dho 490 may be paired with Dho 280, since they were found nearby and have similar mineralogical characteristics. Specimens: 7 g and one thin section, MNB; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 500 ...................................18°23.2' N, 54°12.2' E Oman Found 2000 January 24 Achondrite (ungrouped) A stone weighing 116 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (C. Lorenz and M. Ivanova, Vernad.): the rock is a metabreccia and consists of at least three different lithologies: pyroxene-feldspar, pyroxene-olivine and pyroxeneolivine- feldspar. In texture the lithologies vary from medium to coarse-grained, poikiloblastic to equigranular. Mineral chemistry: olivine Fa4.8; CaO – 0.13 wt.%, Cr2O3 – 0.42 wt.%; orthopyroxene is En95Wo2, Fe/Mn ratio is 6 (at); feldspar is An13-34. Olivine and pyroxene are of the same compositions in the lithologies. The minor phases are Ca-rich augite En52Wo44; Cr-rich troilite (up to 3.11 wt. % Cr), chromite and essentially rare minute grains of Fe-Ni metal. Weathering grade is W3. The oxygen isotope composition (R. N. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +9.21‰; d17O = +4.29‰; .17O = –0.49‰, is not in the range of known meteorite groups but close to the winonaite- IAB-IIICD trend, and ureilites. Mineralogically the meteorite may have some links to primitive achondrites but compositions of olivine and troilite are close to those in polymict ureilites. However, this meteorite lacks a carbon-rich matrix. Specimens: a type specimen of 23.5 g and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 535 ...................................19°20.0' N, 54°47.7' E Oman Found 2000 January 16 Chondrite (ungrouped) Many stones weighing a total of 204 g were found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): the meteorite consists of chondrules, 0.08- 3.2 mm in diameter, (0.86 mm in average) of different types, PO, POP, BO, RP, CC, and their fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrule/matrix ratio is 1.1. Olivine and low-Ca pyroxene have large compositional ranges: olivine has Fa1-50, CaO – 0.2 wt. %; Al2O3 – 0.06 wt.%, Cr2O3 – 0.09 wt.%, PMD of Fa – 42%; low- Ca pyroxene is Wo2-3.5En53-95; chondrules contain glassy mesostasis. Accessory minerals include: pigeonite, chromite, troilite, rare hydroxides and essentially rare FeNi metal (Ni 5 wt. %; Co 0.4 wt. %). Thermoluminescence studies (A. I. Ivliev, Vernad) indicate petrologic type 3.2/3.3. The meteorite is heavily weathered, and some silicates are altered. Weathering grade is W5; shock stage is S1. Based on the very low abundance of FeNi metal and hydroxides, Dho 535 could belong to either the LL or R chondrite groups but with very abundant matrix. The average size of chondrules is consistent with LL chondrites. A histogram showing the distribution of olivine is similar to unequilibrated ordinary chondrites. FeNi metal is mostly kamacite, typical for H chondrites and unusual for R chondrites. Sulfide assemblages and chromite chemistry are also unusual for R chondrites. The absence of refractory objects and olivine chemistry distinguish Dho 535 from C3 chondrites. Oxygen isotope composition (R. N. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +8.56‰; d17O = +4.96‰, .17. = 4.51‰ is unusual for any chondrite type. Specimens: type specimen of 46.8 g and thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 622 ..................................19°13.672' N, 54°51.221' E Oman Found 2001 January 15 Ordinary chondrite (H4, anomalous) The sample (working and find number: OM 1.01-24) was found as a single fragment of 60 g in the Dhofar region. Mineralogy and classification (A. Bischoff and A. Sokol, Mün): Although the chemical analyses of olivine (Fa18.5) and pyroxene (Fs16.8±1.2) are similar to those of H-chondrites, this rock is not a typical H-chondrite, and consists of much more matrix than typical ordinary chondrites. R.N. Clayton (UChi) states that Dhofar 622 "has a lower .17O than any ordinary chondrite we have measured (typical H-chondrites have .17O = +0.7)". The oxygen isotope data are: d18O = +5.15; d17O = +2.92; .17O = +0.25‰. The meteorite is very weakly shocked (S2) and moderately to heavily weathered (W3-4). Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; thin sections and type specimen, 12 g, Mün. 8 S. S. Russell et al Dhofar 700 ..................................19°18.5' N, 54°33.1' E Oman Found 2002 November 15 Achondrite (diogenite) Twelve dark-grey stones totalling 2770 g were found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Classification and mineralogy (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent. The meteorite has an equigranular texture, and consists dominantly of orthopyroxene (Wo2.5-7En62-71; Fe/Mn ˜ 25 at.). Accessory minerals are clinopyroxene Wo8-25En55-66, olivine Fo63-68, plagioclase An89-95, silica, chromite, troilite and FeNi metal (0.2-3.8 wt.% Ni, 0.3-0.8 wt.% Co); terrestrial weathering is not significant; rare Fe hydroxide is present. The mafic silicates in Dho 700 have the low mg# value that is a characteristic feature of diogenites. Specimens: 350 g plus thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. My specimen 48.4g ARN Dhofar 730 .................................19°19.5' N, 54°47.5' E Oman Found 2002 November 9 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic impact melt breccia) A light-gray 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, Crpleonaste, 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. Dhofar 731 ...................................19°20.0' N, 54°47.7' E Oman Found 2002 November 11 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); Crpleonast 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. Dhofar 732 .....................................19°24.3' N, 54°34.7' E Oman Found 2002 November 15 Achondrite (ungrouped, orthopyroxene-rich) A small brownish stone weighing 17 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent. The coarse-grained rock consists mainly of lath-shaped, zoned orthopyroxene (Wo0.4-5En82-96) and interstitial mesostasis (5-10%); minor rounded olivine (Fo93-95) grains are present; the mesostasis consists of clinopyroxene (Wo12-40En54-81) and silica set within Ca,Al-rich, Na-poor glass; accessories are chromite, troilite, and FeNi metal (1.6-8.1 wt. % Ni; 0.3-0.6 wt. % Co); Fe/Mn of orthopyroxene (5-17 at.) is very low and clearly distinguishes the meteorite from diogenites; the stone is moderately weathered; there are abundant Fe hydroxide inclusions and holes in the rock. Oxygen isotope composition (R. N. Clayton, UChi): d17O = +2.77‰, d18O = +6.64‰ indicate a possible relation of the meteorite with silicate inclusions from IAB irons, winonaites or ureilites. Specimens: type specimens of 3.5 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 733 ..................................18°35.3' N, 54°13.8' E Oman Found 2002 November 12 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic granulitic breccia) A brownish grey stone weighing 98 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad; G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent; the rock contains relics of mineral and lithic clasts and shows granoblastic or poikiloblastic textures; anorthositic, troctolitic and gabbro-noritic lithologies are present. Mineral compositions: feldspar, An89-96; orthopyroxene, Wo4-5En73-76; clinopyroxene, Wo36-40En48-52; olivine, Fo71-76 (Fe/Mn ˜ 87 at). Accessory minerals are armalcolite, ilmenite, Al-chromite, Ca-phosphate, troilite, and FeNi metal (31-43 wt. % Ni; 1.3-1.7 wt. % Co); lath-shaped armalcolite is most common; the stone is moderately weathered; smectite, gypsum, and Fe hydroxides are present. Dho 733 was found far away from other lunar stones collected in the Dhofar region and has a distinctly different texture. It is probably not paired with any other Dhofar lunar finds known so far. Specimens: type specimens of 20 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 735 ..................................19°04.1' N, 54°46.8' E Oman Found 2002 November 9 Carbonaceous chondrite (CM) Two stones weighing 304 g and 77 g were found on November 2002 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad; L. Taylor, UTenn): fusion crust is present, the meteorite consists of altered chondrules, sometimes with a halo around, olivine aggregates, and fragments of matrix material set within a phyllosilicate matrix. Olivine, Fa0.3-22, CaO – 0.35 wt.%, Cr2O3 – 0.28 wt.%. No orthopyroxene is present. Refractory inclusions are rare and consist of anorthite, Al-rich pyroxene and forsterite. The minor phases are kamacite, taenite, and tetrataenite (Ni, up to 60 wt.%), troilite, rare pentlandite, chromite, Mg-ilmenite, schreibersite, and Ca-carbonates. The matrix is composed mainly of serpentine. Tochilinite was not found. Weathering grade is W1. Oxygen isotope composition is in the range of metamorphosed CM chondrites (R. N. Clayton, UChi): d18O = +21.99‰; d17O = +10.85‰; .17O = –0.58‰. Specimens: a type specimen of 58.8 g and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 836 ....................................18°20.92' N, 54°12.84' E Oman Found 2000 August 15 Achondrite (ureilite) A single stone weighing 995 g, and split into two pieces was found by an anonymous finder in August 2000 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (H. Takeda, Chiba; T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok.): medium-grained (1-2 mm), equigranular Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87 9 olivine (Fo79 core; Fo90 rim) and pigeonite (Ca10Mg74Fe16 to Ca11Mg71Fe19). Carbonaceous matter occurs as narrow, intergranular veins. Weakly shocked (S1), with rare mosaicism in olivine. The sample is weathered to brownish colour in hand specimen, W1. Dho 836 was found only 6km NW of Dho 837, but the two specimens differ in composition and texture, and so may not be paired. Specimens: type specimen 20.2 g NSMT; thin section, Chiba; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 837 ..................................18°18.35' N, 54°08.98' E Oman Found 2000 spring Achondrite (ureilite) A single stone weighing 900.1 g, and split into two pieces was found by an anonymous finder in August 2000 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (H. Takeda, Chiba; T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok): A few medium-grained olivine and pigeonite grains (up to 2.1×1.5 mm in size) are set in a texture of smaller grained minerals with carbonaceous material and fine metal veins at grain boundaries. Olivine grains (75 vol. %) are more abundant than pigeonite (20 %). The metal veins are less than 5 vol.%. The pigeonite composition Ca5Mg76Fe19 is uniform and the Fo values of olivine range from 78 to 79. Weakly shocked (S1-2). The sample is weathered to brownish colour in hand specimen, W1. Dho 837 was found only 6km SE of Dho 836, but the two specimens differ in composition and texture, and so may not be paired. Dho 837 has some textural similarities to Dho 295, but as the two specimens have very different Fe atomic%, and were found around 113km apart, they are not necessarily paired. Specimens: type specimen 20.8 g NSMT; thin sections, Chiba, KyuU; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 850 ...................................18° 37,1' N, 54° 097,3'E Oman Found November 15, 2002 Ordinary chondrite LL3. One stone weighing 208 g was found in the Dhofar region of сеntral Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, Vernad): the meteorite consists of chondrules 0.05-1.5 mm in size, of different types: PO, POP, BO, RP, CC, and their fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix; olivine is Fa4.1-46, PMD 32.5 %, the average is Fa27; low-Ca pyroxene varies from Fs0.3En99 to Fs36En62; minor phases pigeonite, augite, chromite, kamacite, taenite, and troilite; kamacite (Ni 4.9-6.2 wt%) contains Co (up to 2.3 wt%); POP and PO chondrules are zoned and contain a glassy mesostasis. Thermoluminescence studies show petrological type 3.4/3.5 (A. I. Ivliev, Vernad.). The matrix contains amorphous materials and chemically resembles matrices of carbonaceous chondrites; the average matrix composition is (wt%): 33.9 SiO2, 2.33 Al2O3, Cr2O3, 28.5 FeO, 20.8 MgO, 2,17 CaO, 0.73 Na2O, 0,14 K2O, 1.28 NiO, 0.22 P2O5, 1.59 SO3. Weathering grade is W3; shock stage is S3. Specimens: one thin section and 42 g, Vernad.; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 925 ................................19o23.8′ N, 54o33.8′E Oman Found 2003, February 6 Lunar meteorite (VLT basalt-bearing feldspathic impact melt breccia) A grey stone weighing 49 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, M. Nazarov, Vernad., G. Kurat, NHMV): fusion crust is absent. The meteorite is an impact melt breccia; abundant mineral fragments and lithic clasts are set within a fine-grained impact melt matrix; the lithic clast population is dominated by impact melt breccias and granulitic rocks of anorthositic, troctolitic, noritic, and gabbronoritic compositions; the presence of VLT mare basalt clasts and rare KREEPy and granitic fragments is a characteristic feature of this meteorite; glass veins and fragments are common; feldspar, An2-98Or0-85; orthopyroxene, Wo2-5En49-90; clinopyroxene; Wo5- 47En0.1-79, olivine, Fo0.5-93 (Fe/Mn ≈ 87 at); accessory minerals are ulvöspinel, Ti-rich chromite, pleonaste, ilmenite (0.4-7.4 wt % MgO), silica, troilite, and abundant FeNi metal (0.6-24 wt% Ni; 0.1-1.5 wt% Co); K-Ba feldspar, whitlockite, Cl-apatite, baddeleyite, zircon, Zr-armalcolite, monazite, tranquillityite, and zirconolite occur in granitic clasts. One fragment of tschermakitic amphibole was found. The stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, barite, smectite and Fe hydroxides are present. The meteorite was found close to Dho 489 but the stones are very different in composition. Dho 489 does not contain any mare basalt material. Specimens: type specimens of 10.1 g, and 2 thin sections, Vernad.; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 930 .................................19°23.4' N, 54°33.5'E Oman Found 2003, February 11 Achondrite (polymict eucrite) One rounded small stone of 18 g in weight, completely coated with fresh black fusion crust, was found in the desert. Mineralogy and classification (C. Lorenz, Vernad and F. Brandstätter, NHMV): the meteorite is a polymict breccia, consisting of numerous lithic clasts, embedded in light-grey, fine-grained clastic matrix. Mineral clasts are pyroxenes En33-65Wo1-4 with lamellae of augite En30-45Wo35-43, feldspar An94Ab3, minor orthopyroxenes En65-79Wo1-3, rare silica, chromite, troilite, Fe-Ni metal. Rock clasts are eucrites, anorthosites (An95Ab3), mediumto coarse-grained recrystallized eucrites, polymict eucrite breccias, impact melts and carbonaceous chondrite clasts. Eucrite clasts consist of pyroxene (En42Wo2 with lamellae of En34Wo40), feldspar An86Ab9 and rare olivine Fa18, ilmenite, zircon and Caphosphate. The meteorite is unweathered. Specimens: type specimen 3.9 g and two thin polished sections - Vernad, main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 950 .................................19o19.5′ N, 54o46.9′ E Oman Found 2003 November 11 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia) A gray stone weighing 21.7 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (М. 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: SiO2 43.9, TiO2 0.05, Al2O3 33.1, FeO 1.08, MgO 1.77, CaO 18.6, Na2O 0.37, (wt%). 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 4.8 g and a thin section, Vernad. The main mass is held by an anonymous finder. Dhofar 955 ..........................19° 03.27' N; 54° 45.23' E Oman Found 2003 February 6 Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2) One fragment of individual stone weighing 16 g was found on February 2003 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad, F. Brandstaetter, NHMV): fusion crust is dark brown, the meteorite consists of altered POP, rare BO chondrules and their fragments, olivine aggregates sometimes with a halo around. Refractory inclusions consist of perovskite, spinel, and hydrously altered silicates. Olivine: Fa0.5- 35, CaO – 0.24 wt.%, Cr2O3 – 0.40 wt.%. Pyroxene is rare and represented as orthopyroxene Fs1.4-5.6 Wo0.8-2.4 and augite Fs2.0 Wo36.6. Minor phases are tochilinite, kamacite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite, Cr- P-rich sulfides, chromite, escolaite, schreibersite, and Ca-carbonates. The matrix is hydrously altered, and composed mainly of phyllosilicates and rare isolated grains of olivine and pyroxene. Weathering grade is W1. Shock stage is S1. Specimens: a type specimen, 4.3 g, and one polished section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 960 ...........................19o23.8′ N, 54o33.5′ E Oman Found 2003 November 16 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia) A gray stone weighing 35.4 g was found in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad., F. Brandstaetter, NHMV): Fusion crust is absent. The meteorite is an impact melt breccia with abundant mineral fragments and lithic clasts set within a fine-grained impact melt matrix. The lithic clasts are impact melt breccias and granulitic rocks of anorthositic, gabbro-noritic, troctolitic, and noritic compositions. A presence of VLT mare basalt clasts, KREEPy and rare granitic fragments is a characteristic feature of the meteorite. Glass veins and fragments are common. Mineral compositions are as follows; plagioclase, An57-98Or0-6; orthopyroxene, Wo3-5En66-78; clinopyroxene; Wo5-43En0.4-73; olivine, Fo4-90 (Fe/Mn ≈ 92 at); accessory minerals are ulvöspinel, Cr-rich ulvöspinel, Ti-rich chromite, Alrich chromite, pleonaste, ilmenite (0.7-7.4 wt % MgO), silica, troilite, FeNi metal (5-21 wt% Ni; 0.3-0.7 wt% Co); K-Ba feldspar, pyroxferroite, whitlockite, apatite, baddeleyite, Zrarmalcolite and Zr-rich phases. The stone is moderately weathered; calcite, gypsum, celestite, smectite and Fe hydroxides are present. The meteorite was found close to Dho 925 and they are similar in texture, petrography and mineral chemistry. The stones may be paired. Specimens: type specimens of 7.4 g and 2 thin sections deposited at Vernad. The main mass is held by an anonymous finder. Dhofar 961 .........................19o23.9′ N, 54o33.8′ E Oman Found 2003 November 12 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic impact melt breccia) A gray stone weighing 21.6 g was found nearby to the Dho 925 and 960 lunar meteorites in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (S. Demidova, Vernad, F. Brandstaetter, NHMV): the meteorite is similar to Dho 925 and 960 in texture, mineralogy and mineral chemistry and the stones may be paired. Specimens: type specimens of 4.8 g and a thin section on deposit at Vernad. The main mass is held by an anonymous finder. Dhofar 979 .........................19° 45.4’ N 54° 56.2’ W Oman Found 2004 Achondrite (ureilite) A completely fresh, crusted stone of 1063 g was found by Michael Farmer in the Dhofar region of Oman on January 8, 2004. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J, Wittke, NAU): medium- grained typical ureilite with abundant very fine-grained, wormy graphite at grain boundaries and included within olivine and pigeonite. Olivine cores, Fa16.5, FeO/MnO = 36 and rims, Fa15.8; pyroxene, Fs14.9Wo5.0. Very little metal and terrestrial Feoxides are present. Shock level, S1 and lightly weathered. Specimens: type sample, 44.7g, NAU: main mass, Farmer. Dhofar 1015 .............................18°33.544'N, 54°4.897'E Oman Found 2002 December 21 Enstatite chondrite (EH4) A complete stone of 63.53 g was found by A. Al-Kathiri, E. Gnos, M. Eggimann, and S. Lorenzetti. Mineralogy and classification (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE): Enstatite chondrite containing dark matrix, average chondrule size 0.4 mm. Few olivine grains range from Fa0.4–0.6, orthopyroxenes have compositions of Fs0.5-4.1Wo0.4-1.6, and plagioclase present is anorthite-poor (An0.04). Oxygen isotopes (average of two measurements by I. A. Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU) yielded: δ17O = 3.116‰, δ18O = 5.747‰, and ∆17O = 0.128‰. Weathering grade is W3 and shock stage S2. Specimens: all specimens at NMB. Dhofar 1222 ............................18°12.25'N, 54°03.40'E Oman Found 2003 Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite) A single stone, weighing 93 g, was found by Labenne. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): has an equigranular texture with a mean grain size of about 200 µm. A few well-rounded chondrule relics are present. Olivine, Fa6.8; pyroxene, Fs8.1; wide patches of merrillite, large euhedral chromites; Fe- Ni metal contains schreibersite inclusions, troilite contains about 0.35 wt% Cr. Shock stage S2, weathering grade W2/3. Specimens: type specimen, 19 g, MNHNP; main mass with finders. Dhofar 1224 ..........................19°19.605' N, 54°46.507'E Found 2003 September 28 Lunar meteorite (feldspathic regolith breccia) One 4.57 g stone, partly covered with fusion crust, was found by an anonymous prospector near the find locations of the lunar meteorites Dhofar 081/280/910 and Dhofar 302/908/1085 on a desert plateau near Wadi Quitbit, Dhofar, Oman . It was subsequently purchased by N. Classen (Classen). Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): glass-rich, meltmatrix highland regolith breccia containing sparse, small mineral and lithic clasts. Minerals include exsolved pigeonite, augite (Fs21.4Wo38.3 to Fs24.1Wo35.0, FeO/MnO = 54.5 - 60.7), orthopyroxene (Fs27.6Wo9.4 to Fs37.1Wo3.0, FeO/MnO = 49.8 - 50.1), olivine (Fa27.3-46.7, FeO/MnO = 80-105), anorthite (An99.5-99.6), metal (10 wt.% Ni and 40 wt.% Ni), ilmenite, Ti-Al-bearing chromite and troilite. The largest lithic clast is a troctolite composed of olivine+anorthite+ilmenite. This specimen is probably paired to Dho 081, Dho 280 and Dho 910 found nearby. Specimens: type specimen, 1.19 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Classen. Dhofar 1275 ..............................18° 49,711' N; 54° 38,374' E Oman Found 2003 February 6 Ordinary chondrite (L6) One stone weighing 499 g was found on February 2003 in the Dhofar region of Oman. Mineralogy and classification (M. Ivanova, Vernad) fusion crust is dark brown, chondrules are not defined, matrix is coase - grained. Olivine, Fa24.8, orthopyroxene, Fs21.1 Wo3.6 CaO > 1.57 wt%. Plagioclase grains are up to 200 µm. Weathering grade is W4. Shock stage is S2. Specimens: a type specimen, 59 g, and one polished section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. Dhofar 1428 Oman Found: March 2006 Lunar (anorthositic breccia) Phyical characteristics: A 213 g. dark gray stone with little remaining fusion crust was found while driving through the desert. Petrography: (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU). Clast-rich impact melt breccia (mingled)that consists mostly of light to dark gray clasts of previously formed, plagioclase-rich breccias and white lithic and mineral clasts of anorthositic rocks and plagioclase. Minor amounts of norits, anorthositic gabbros, troctolites, and ophitic/subophitic basalts were also observed. Groundmass is composed of quench-textured silicate melt (plagioclase, pyroxenes, opaque minerals and glass) and isolated pockets of vesicular glassy melt. Geochemistry: Anorthositic clast plagioclase (An93.8-98); norite olivine (Fa36, FeO/MnO = 104), plagioclase (An96.4), orthopyroxene (Fs28.4Wo4.1, Fe/MnO=51); troctolite plagioclase (An95.5), olivine (Fa25.8, FeO/MnO=89); and subophitic basalts that contain highly zoned pyroxenes (Fs14.9Wo5.1 to rims of Fs41.2Wo15.2). Classification: Lunar (anorthositic breccia). Components sohck levels range from moderate to completely melted (S3-S6) and the degree of interior weathering is very low. A 20.7 g type sample is on repository at NAU; Mr R. Ward holds the main mass. Farmer 90 grams. Dhurmsala...................................32'14' N., 76'28' E. Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India Fell 1860, July 14, 1415 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). Several stones, the largest estimated at about 329lb, fell, after detonations and the appearance of a fireball. Analysis (doubtful, no CaO reported),analysis, 18.33 % total iron . Diep River..................................33'45' S., 18'34' E. Cape Province, South Africa Fell 1906, November 4, 1630 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Fell on farm Hermitage, The fall formerly listed as Constantia, a stone of about 2lb which fell through the iron roof of a house . Dimboola....................................36'30' S., 142'2' E Victoria, Australia Found 1944 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). About 16kg were found. Dimitrovgrad................................43'2'47' N., 22'51'50' E. Yugoslavia Found 1949, recognized 1956 Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA). A mass of 100kg was found, M. Ramovic. Analysis, 7.64 % Ni, 20.3 ppm.Ga, 40.2 ppm.Ge, 3 ppm.Ir. Description,shock hardened matrix . Dimmitt.....................................34'35' N., 102'10' W. Castro County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1942, Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), brecciated. At least 21 stones, totalling 13.5kg, were found; the fall may perhaps be identical with Tulia . Analysis, 24.8 % total iron. Breccia, contains H5 and LL-group clasts, 364 specimens are included under the Dimmitt name in the Monnig collection and totalling 177kg. These may be from more than a single fall. Dingo Pup Donga.............................30'26' S., 126'6' E. Western Australia, Australia Found 1965 Stone. Achondrite, Ca-poor. Ureilite (AURE) A single stone of 122.7g was found. Analysis, 15.63 % total iron, contains diamond . Dispatch....................................39'30' N., 98'32' W. Smith County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1956 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H). A total of 220gr were found . Distrito Quebracho..........................31'53' S., 60'28' W. Parana dept., Entre Rios, Argentina Fell 1957, March 13, 2000 hrs, approx. time Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H). A partially crusted 400g stone was found next morning in a kitchen garden. Divnoe......................................45'42' N., 43'42' E Near Divnoe, Stavropol region, Ukraine, USSR Found 1981 Stone. Very unusuall remains unclassified A single mass of 12.7kg was found in a field after grass-cutting . Dix.........................................41'14' N., 103'29' W Kimball County, Nebraska, U.S.A. Found 1927, recognized 1938 Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Three fragments were found, totalling 44kg, in NW. 1/4, sect. 36, township 13, range 54, Kimball County . Djati-Pengilon..............................7'30' S., 111'30' E. Ngawi district, Java, Indonesia Fell 1884, March 19, 1630 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). A stone of about 166kg fell, after detonation and appearance of a fireball. The mass fell into the river Alastoeva, near Djati-Pengilon . Djermaia....................................12'44' N., 15'3' E. Chad Fell 1961, February 25 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H), xenolithic, gas rich. About 1kg was recovered. Djermaia additional mass A single black stone weighing 2947 g was given by a nomad to Raymond Martinot, insurance broker in Fort Lamy, Chad, after 1960. Identification (Michèle Bourot-Denise, MNHN): it is a new individual of the Djermaia fall, determined from a comparison of sections. Specimen: Franco. Djebel In Azzene............................27'52' N., 0'27' E. Plateau du Tademait , Algeria Found 1990 Iron. Medium Octahedrite (IIIAB) A single mass of 12.5kg was found. Analysis 10.3% Ni. Djoumine....................................36º57'N 9º33'E Banzart, Tunisia Fell 1999 October 31, 18:45 to 19:00 local time Ordinary chondrite (H5-6) After a bright fireball was seen traveling from SW to NE, accompanied by multiple detonations, two meteorites were recovered by children near the village of Djoumine. At least five other pieces were recovered at a later time within a 4-km long strewn field, with the total mass being ~10 kg. Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün;R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): olivine, Fa18.7±0.7; pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.4Wo1.7±0.8; shock stage, S3; contains shock veins and light-colored clasts in a darker-colored matrix. Specimens: main masses with anonymous finders; 2 kg, Bart; 23 g NHM; 12 g, Mün. Dokachi.....................................23'30' N., 90'20' E. Munshiganj, Dacca, Bangladesh Fell 1903, October 22, 1900 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined. After appearance of fireball and detonations, a shower of over a hundred stones fell in several villages. Twenty four stones were recorded, the largest weighing 1571g and the total weight being about 3838g . Dolgovoli...................................50'45' N., 25'18' E. Luck, Ukraine, USSR, Fell 1864, June 26, 0700 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). A stone of about 1.6kg fell after detonations. Dolores ....................................19°39' S, 69°57' W Dolores, Provincia de Iquique, Chile Found 2001 Iron (IIIAB) A single stone of mass 4333 g was found on the site of a battlefield from the Pacific War, while hunting for historical artefacts with a metal detector. Classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): Composition of metal is Co 4.98 mg/g; Ni 74.8 mg/g, Ga 18.6 µg/g, As 3.8 µg/g, Ir7.0 µg/g, Au 0.571 µg/g. One other South American iron, Sanclerlandia, has a composition that is the same as Dolores within experimental error. Specimens: Main mass (3198 g) with Rodrigo Martinez, Santiago, Chile; Type specimen 120 g, UCLA. Domanitch...................................40' N., 29' E. Carakewy, Brusa, Turkey Fell 1907, February I Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Two large and two small stones were, in 1914, in the Museum at Brusa. Donga Kohrod................................21'52' N., 82'27' E. Bilaspur district, Madhya Pradesh, India Fell 1899, September 23, 1500 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). A small stone of about 0.5lb fell, The place of fall is Donga Karaod . Dongtai.....................................32'55' N., 120'47' E. Dongtai County, Jiangsu, China Fell 1970, January 20, 2000 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). A single mass of 5.5kg was recovered. Analysis, 19.98 % total iron . Donnybrook..................................33'37' S., 115'55' E. Thompson Brook, near Donnybrook, Wcstcrn Australia, Australia Found 1918, recognized 1971 Stony-iron. Mesosiderite Two fragments totalling 414g were found in the mineral collection of the Univ. of Western Australia, catalogued as magnetite they had been found in stream gravels. The meteorite appears to be of unusual composition . Doolgunna...................................25'56' S., 119'18' E. Meekatharra district, Western Australia, Australia Found 1967 Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L). A fragment of 20g was found in a claypan near the southern boundary of Doolgunna station . Dora........................................33'55'36' N., 103'57'18' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1955, approx. year, recognized 1967 Stony-iron. Pallasite (PAL). A 7.6kg mass was ploughed up 10 or 12 years prior to recognition and left by a fence in a farmyard. Analysis of metal, 11.7 %Ni, 16.7 ppm.Ga, 33.4 ppm.Ge, 0.093 ppm.Ir Dora........................................33'55'24' N., 103'21' W. Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. Found 1970 Stone. Chondrite. Listed, total known weight 1.57kg . D'Orbigny..................................... 37º40' S, 61º39' W Buenos Aires, Argentina Found 1979 July Angrite A 16.55 kg stone, mostly covered with dark gray fusion crust,was found in a corn field after a farmer hit it with a plow. Classification and mineralogy (F. Brandstätter and G. Kurat, NHMV): has a sub- ophitic texture, exhibiting laths of plagioclase (An>99, up to 2 mm) with subhedral to euhedral augite and anhedral to subhedral olivine; augite shows marked optical zoning, with cores containing 1.6 wt% TiO2, 7.8 wt% Al2O3, XMg [Mg/(Mg + Fe + Ca)] = 26.8 mol%, XFe = 21.9 mol%, and XCa = 51.2 mol%, and reddish-brown rims with 4.0 wt% TiO2, 8.0 wt% Al2O3, XMg = 0.6 mol%, XFe = 46.7 mol%, and XCa = 52.6 mol%; olivine is zoned, with cores having Fa39.7La1.3 (La = larnite), 0.9 wt% CaO, 0.13 wt% Cr2O3, 0.45 wt% MnO, and rims having Fa75.9La11.5, 6.6 wt% CaO, 0.12 wt% Cr2O3, 0.93 wt% MnO; in places, anhedral kirschsteinite (Fa62.0La34.0, 20.0 wt% CaO, 0.11 wt% Cr2O3, 0.75 wt% MnO) is intergrown with olivine; in places, abundant ultrabasic glass fills pore spaces (SiO2 ˜ 40 wt%); minor to accessory phases include transparent brownish spinel(up to 500 m), ulvöspinel, troilite, and a silicophosphate; contains abundant round vugs, up to 2.3 cm in diameter, and druses containing augite and rare centimeter-sized green olivine crystals (Fa9.11); rock is fresh, but pores contain variable amounts of caliche. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen,184 g, NHMV. Dordrecht...................................51'48' N., 4'39' E. Holland Fell 1650, August 6 Doubtful.. One mass is said to have fallen, but the evidence is not conclusive. Dordrecht...................................51'48' N., 4'39' E. Holland Fell 1808, a few years before this date Doubtful.. One stone is said to have fallen, but the evidence is not adequate. Dor el Gani.................................26'57' N., 16'2' E. Dor el Gani, Libya Found 1972 Iron. Octahedrite. A single mass of 2575g was found in the southern part of Dor el Gani. Analysis, 7.05 %Ni . Dorofeevka..................................53'20' N., 70'4' E. Kokchetav district, Omsk, Federated SSR, USSR, Found 1910 Iron. Octahedrite, plessitic (0.09mm) (IIF). A mass of about 12.6kg was found by the expedition under L.A. Kulik that was sent to Siberia in 1921 by the Russian Academy of Sciences. Analysis, 11.26 %Ni, 9.10 ppm.Ga, 124 ppm.Ge, 23 ppm.Ir. Doroninsk...................................51'12' N., 112'18' E. Irkutsk, Federated SSR, USSR, Fell 1805, April 6, 1700 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), brecciated. Two stones of about 3.25kg and 1kg fell, after appearance of cloud and detonations. Two stones fell, weighing 3891g together. Analysis, 28.07 % total iron. Dorpat......................................58'24' N., 26'36' E. Estonian SSR, USSR Fell 1704, July 20, evening hrs Doubtful.. Part of a letter of Field-marshal B.P. Sheremetev to F.A. Golovin has been interpreted by Yu. Simashko as describing an east-west travelling fireball . Dorrigo.....................................30'17' S., 152'40' E New South Wales, Australia Found 1948, before this year Iron. Octahedrite, pleggitic (0.15mm) (IRANOM). A much weathered mass was found among weathered basalt boulders whilst breaking them for road-making. A 17lb mass and fragments were recovered, but the mass has since exude much lawrencite, resulting in further decomposition. Analysis, 16.3 %Ni, 17 ppm.Ga, 1.9 ppm.Ge, 11 ppm.Ir . Dos Cabezas.................................32º17.7'N 109º40.2'W Cochise County, Arizona, USA Found 1998 August 20 Ordinary chondrite (L5) Seven stones totaling 755 g (individual masses: 476 g, 139 g, 48 g, 42 g, 29 g, 19 g, and 2 g) were found. John Blennert discovered the first piece while he was searching for gold with a metal detector. Blennert, Jim Kriegh and Bob Boor found the other fragments within the next two months, all within 100 feet of the first stone. Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa25.1±3.1; pyroxene, Fs21.8±2.6; kamacite contains 0.76±0.08 wt% Co; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 68 g plus 3 thin sections, UAz; main masses with finders. Dosso.......................................13'3' N., 3'10' E Niger Fell 1962, February 19, 1230 hrs, approx. time Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Two pieces were picked up by the villagers of Dosso, 30km from the village of Hanam Tombo. One fragment of 1025g was taken to the Mus. d'Hist. Nat. Paris. The second piece was retained by the local authorities. Douar Mghila................................32'20' N., 6'18' W Morocco Fell 1932, August 20, or 22, 1500 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). About 40 stones fell near Douar Mghila, only two were recovered one of 846g and one of 315g. Dowa........................................13'40' S., 33'55' E. Central province, Malawi Fell 1976, March 25, 1300 hrs Stone. A stone of 1lb 6oz fell with a thunderous noise at Chinguno village, about 3 km NE. of Dowa. A second, smaller stone, fell at Moya village, 3 km north of Dowa. The present whereabouts of these stones is not known. Dowerin.....................................31'12' S., 117'4' E. Western Australia, Australia Found 1932, before this date Pseudometeorite. Iron. Many small fragments were found near Dowerin, one fragment, (0.35g) in E.S. Simpson's collection . Doyleville..................................38'25' N., 106'35' W. Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.A. Found 1887 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). One stone, 112g . Drake Creek.................................36'24' N., 86'30' W. Nashville, Sumner County, Tennessee, U.S.A. Fell 1827, May 9, 1600 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined, brecciated. Five stones, the largest of 11.5lb, were seen to fall, after the appearance of a cloud and detonations. Drayton.....................................48'40 N., 97'7' W. Pembina County, North Dakota USA Found July 1982 Ordinary chondrite (H4/5) A 2.35 kg stone was found in an otherwise rock free field by Mr. Philp Ranney. Dresden.....................................38'48' N., 100'25' W. Decatur County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1953, recognized 1965 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). One stone of 6.76kg was turned up by a bulldozer during building of a country road . Dresden.....................................42'31'12' N., 82'15'36' W. Ontario, Canada Fell 1939, June 11, 2056 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). Three stones, totalling 47.7kg were recovered. Dronino ....................................54'44.8΄ N, 41'25.3΄ E Ryazan district, Russia Found July 2000 Iron, ataxite (ungrouped) A 40kg iron was found by Oleg Gus’kov, Moscow resident, as he was returning home from collecting mushrooms near the village of Dronino in the Ryazan district. In early 2003, it was taken to Vernad, and identified as meteoritic. In summer 2003, scientific expeditions and meteorite hunters collected more than 600 fragments (the largest is 250 kg) totaling about 3 000 kg and occurring at a depth of 0.2-2 m across an area of 0.5x1.5 km. The distribution of the fragments suggests that the meteorite formed a now-buried crater about 30 m in diameter. This crater is not reflected in the present-day topography of the site. No historical records exist of a meteorite fall, thus it appears likely that the meteorite fell earlier than the 12th century when the area was largely unpopulated. Classification and mineralogy (D. Badyukov, M. Nazarov, Vernad; J. Wasson, UCLA): the Dronino iron is an ataxite containing sulfide inclusions (~10 vol.%) and consisting of kamacite (7.0±0.5 wt% Ni and 0.75 wt% Co) and rare taenite (26.5±0.5 wt% Ni and 0.35 wt% Co) as elongated precipitates (1-3 µm in size) which form linear and banded textures; sulfide inclusions (up to a few mm in size) rounded and elongated along the banding; accessories are chromite and Fe phosphate (graftonite?); no phosphide was found and P is not detectable in metal with EMP; INAA data: Ni 98.1, Co 5.54 (mg/g), Cr 37, Cu 32, Ga <0.3, As 3.52, W 0.38, Ir 1.68 ppm, Au 0.284 (µg/g); the meteorite is most close to IVA irons in Ni, Ir and the low P but the low Au and Ga contents distinguish the Dronino element pattern from that of all known iron meteorite groups. Dronino meteorite fragments are heavily weathered and covered with rust 1-3 cm thick. Sulfide nodules are surrounded by Fe hydroxides, which replace metal. Troilite of the nodules is commonly replaced with unknown Fe,Ni sulfides. Specimens: type specimen 700 kg including the largest 250 kg piece Vernad. Drum Mountains..............................39'30' N., 112'54' W. Millard County, Utah, U.S.A. Found 1944, September 24 Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA). A weathered mass of 529kg was found on the surface of basalt. Analysis, 8.23 %Ni, 20.4 ppm.Ga, 41.8 ppm.Ge, 0.64 ppm.Ir. Description, shock deformation . Duan........................................23'54' N., 108'6' E. Guangxi, China Found Iron. A single mass, weight not reported, was found. Dubrovnik...................................42'27'30' N., 18'26'30' E. Molunat, Yugoslavia Fell 1951, February 20, 1400 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3-6), brecciated. One mass of 1.9kg was found. The stone is a polymict breccia with some unequilibrated fragments . Duchesne....................................40'23' N., 110'52' W. Duchesne County, Utah, U.S.A. Found 1906 Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm.) (IVA). A 50lb mass. Analysis, 9.32 %Ni, 2.19 ppm.Ga, 0.125 ppm.Ge, 0.42 ppm.Ir. Duel Hill...................................35'51' N., 82'42' W. Walnut Mts., Madison County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Found 1854 Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA-ANOM). Two masses of about 40lb and 8lb were found in 1856 and 1854 respectively. Analysis, 10.39 %Ni, 1.93 ppm.Ga, 0.111 ppm.Ge, 0.64 ppm.Ir . Duel Hill...................................35'51' N., 82'42' W. Walnut Mts., Madison County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Found 1873 Iron Octahedrite, coarse (2.4mm) (IAB). A mass of about 25lb was found on a hillside. Analysis, 6.6 %Ni, 84 ppm.Ga, 426 ppm.Ge, 4.3'ppm.Ir . Duketon.....................................27'30' S., 122'22' E. Nuleri Land district, Western Australia, Australia Found 1948, October Iron. Octahedritc, medium (l.0mm) (IIIA). A mass of 260.7lb was found 10 miles N. of Duketon, which is 70 miles N. of Laverton. Analysis, 7.52 %Ni, 19.8 ppm.Ga, 38.1 ppm.Ge, 4 ppm.Ir . Dumas (a)...................................35'54' N., 101'54' W. Moore County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1956, February Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined. A weathered mass of 46.05kg was found at the side of a road 14 miles SW. of Dumas. Dumas (b)...................................35'55'30" N., 101'53'42" W. Moore County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1980 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). A single fragment of 2284g was found after being struck by a mowing machine. Petrographically distinct from Dumas (a), contains fewer chondruies, smaller metal grains . Duncanville.................................32'38' N., 96'52' W. Dallas County, Texas, U.S.A. Found 1961 Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H). A mass of 17.8kg was found . Dunbogan...................................... 31º40' S, 152º50' E Macquarie County, New South Wales, Australia Fell 1999 December 14 Ordinary chondrite (L6) Appoximately 30 g of meteorite fragments were recovered by Paul Hancox after a stone crashed through his roof and the ceiling of his living room, and broke into many pieces, none over 0.5 g. Classification and mineralogy (P. Flood and P. Ashley, UNE; R. Pogson, AMS): olivine, Fa24.9; pyroxene, Fs20.9. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, ~4 g plus polished mount, AMS. Dundrum.....................................52'33' N., 892' W. County Tipperary, Ireland Fell 1865, August 12, 1900 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). A stone of 4lb 14.5oz was seen to fall after detonations. Dunedin , Not located Found 1960 Stone Ordinary Chondrite ( LL3 ) A small fragment was found in the geological collection at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dungannon...................................36'51' N., 82'27' W. Scott County, Virginia, U.S.A. Found 1922, or 1923 Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (2.0mm) (IA). A mass of about 13kg, broken by a plough into two pieces of 5lb and 23lb respectively, was found on Copper Ridge, 3 miles SE. of Dungannon. Description, recrystallised. Analysis, 6.9 %Ni, 78.5 ppm.Ga, 330 ppm.Gc, 2,1 ppm.Ir. Dunganville.................................42'33' S., 171'21' E. Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand Found 1976, January Iron. Octahodrite, coarse. A single mass and fragments of weathering crust, together totalling 54kg in weight, were found in a creek bed . Dunhua......................................43'20' N., 128'15' E. Dunhua County, Jilin, China Fell 1976, July 9 Stone. Listed, D. Bian, Meteoritics, 1981, 16, p.118. Durala......................................30'18' N., 76'38' E. Patiala district, Punjab, India Fell 1815, February 18, 1200 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined. A stone of about 29lb fell, after detonations, The stone is said to have fallen at Durala, 30' 21'N. 76'41'E., 7 miles from Ambala, Patiala State. There is no such village, and the place of fall is probably Surala kalan or Surala khurd, 30'18'N., 76'38'E., 13 miles SE. of Rajpura, Patiala State . Durango.................................Unknown Coordinates Durango, Mexico, Not known Found 1804, probable date Iron. Octahcdritc, mcdlum (1.2mm) (IIIA). A mass of 164kg is listed, Weight given as 167kg and date of find as 1904. There is confusion over material labelled Durango from differing sources. Coordinates of original location not known. Shocked and recrystallised. Some specimens labelled 'Apoala' are identical to Durango. Analysis, 8.00 %Ni, 20.4 ppm.Ga, 40.2 ppm.Ge, 1.0 ppm.Ir Duruma......................................4' S., 39'30' E. Mombasa, Kenya Fell 1853, March 6 Stone. Olivine-hypersthcnc chondrite (L6), veined. A stone of 577g was seen to fall, after detonations. Formerly in the Munich Mus. was lost in a bombing raid in 1944. Dutch Flat .................................34°29' N, 113°55' W Mohave County, Arizona Found 2002 March 3 Iron (IIAB) A single specimen weighing 48.80g was found using a metal detector while searching for gold in an Arizona dry wash. Classification (J. Wasson, UCLA): Low-iridium IIAB iron. Trace element analysis: Co 4.89 mg/g, Ni 57.8 mg/g, Cu 112 µg/g, Ga 55.5 µg/g, As 9.04 µg/g, W 0.82 µg/g, Ir 0.021 µg/g, Au 1.030 µg/g. Specimens: type specimen, 12.43 g, UCLA; main mass, 34.75 g, R. Matson. Duwun.......................................33'26' N., 127'16' E. Kohung-gun, Choeure-namdo, Korea Fell 1943, November 23, 1547 hrs Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). A single stone of 2117g is reported to have fallen. Analysis, 22.8 % total iron . Dwaleni.....................................27'12' S., 31'19' E near Nhlangano, Swaziland Fell 1970, October 12, 1030 hrs Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondr4e (H6), veined, brecciated. Three fragments of 2.37kg, 5I0g and 350g were collected from an area of about 12 sq.km, 6km SE. of the village of Dwaleni, after explosions had been heard. The specimens were found buried to a depth of about 15 cm in moist soil . Dwight......................................38'51' N., 96'35' W Geary County, Kansas, U.S.A. Found 1940 Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). A mass of 4.lkg was found . Dyalpur.....................................26'15' N., 82' E. Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India Fell 1872, May 8 Stone. Achondrite, Ca-poor. Ureilite (AURE). A stone of about 10oz fell. This stone is said to have fallen at Dyalpur, 26' 14'N., 82'12'E., approx., but there is no place of this name in the district. The place of fall is probably one of the hamlets Pura Dayal, Pura Dayal Singh, or Purwa Dayalpur. Noble gas content and gas retention age, about 1600 m.y. Analysis, 11.31 % total iron . Dyaffl Island..............................3' S., 151' E New Ireland, Papua-New Guinea Fell 1933, January 31, 1630 hrs Stony-iron. Mesosiderite A fragment weighing 6oz was recovered.