On December 4th 1999 a cumulate eucrite meteorite was found at Latitude: 18°20.1'N and Longitude: 54°10.9'E. A total of 21kg and 37 pieces were found, fusion crust was still present. It was classified as Dhofar 007.
Eucrites are a rare type of meteorite that comes from Asteroid Vesta. Vesta is in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. It orbits the Sun with a period of 3.6 Earth years and has a diameter of 525 kilometres. A great impact occurred in the South hemisphere of Vesta less than 1 billion years ago, ejecting rocks from the asteroid into space. Eventually some of these rocks fell on Earth. Due to the lack of chondrules in this type of meteorites, they are called achondrites in contraposition to chondrites.
For auction a slice of Dhofar 007 with remnants of fusion crust in the edges, as seen in the pictures.
Weight: 4,62 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Dhofar 007.
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Acumulate eucrite. Fron Oman
- 4.6 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)