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    DHOFAR 007 - COMPLETE SLICE FROM VESTA NATURALLY TINTED ON EARTH
    Eucrite - EUC-cm
    Zufar, Oman - (18° 20' 6"N, 54° 10' 54"E) Dhofar 007 (recovered in the Dhofar region of Oman) derives its beauty from the earthly tinting that occurred over centuries of repose in the Omani Desert. While all eucrites undergo shocking and cooling, Dhofar 007 underwent recrystallization as a result of an unusually long cooling curve. Dark silvery veins of impact melt, characteristic of meteorites that have experienced a massive impact shock in space, radiate throughout. This is a beautiful complete slice of a meteorite from Vesta-the second largest asteroid-with an earthly assist. 49 x 41 x 3mm (2 x 1.66 x 0.1 inches) and 14.178 grams.


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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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