Find / Fall: Find – 2000
Location: Zufar, Oman
Classification: Chondrite H4/5
Total Known Weight: 256 kg
Dhofar 020 is an H4/5 high metal chondrite. It has a shock stage of S4 and a weathering stage of W3. 256 kg of stones were recovered during the initial hunt of the fall area.
Dhofar 020 was a major meteorite recovery from the limestone plateau of the Dhofar region of Oman. Over 2000 pieces of Dhofar 020 were found by a Russian team of meteorite hunters in March of 2000. The meteorites have a typical desert varnished exterior. Cut slices of Dhofar 020 have a dark brown color and exhibit mostly dark chondrules. We offer very nicely prepared polished pieces of this stone meteorite.