|Dar al Gani 1058|
|Basic information||Name: Dar al Gani 1058|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1058
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Mass: 1815 g
This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia). [show all]
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|Comments:||Approved 9 Nov 2012|
Writeup from MB 101:
Dar al Gani 1058 (DaG 1058) 27.375°N, 16.184°E
Al Jufrah, Libya
Found: 1998 Sep 9
Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)
History: A fairly large stone was found in 1998 September on the Dar al Gani plateau, Libya, near the find site of Dar al Gani 400.
Physical characteristics: Compact, fine grained gray stone (1815 g) with visible whitish to pale gray clasts and partially coated by orange-brown weathering products.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fine grained melt matrix breccia with larger feldspathic clasts. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, more calcic pigeonite, Ti-bearing chromite, ilmenite and troilite.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa16.0-33.9; FeO/MnO = 90-108), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs29.8-30.3Wo4.8-6.4, FeO/MnO = 50-57), pigeonite (Fs33.7Wo10.2; Fs43.6Wo7.3; FeO/MnO = 59-61). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): mean values from INAA of subsamples are 3.0 wt.% FeO, 5.1 ppm Sc, 80 ppm Ni, 1.4 ppm La, 0.6 ppm Sm, 0.69 ppm Eu, 0.48 ppm Yb, 0.2 ppm Th.
Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia). This specimen was found close to Dar al Gani 400, and similarities in mineralogy and bulk composition indicate that these are likely paired.
Specimens: A total of 25 g of type material is on deposit at UWS. The remainder is held by an anonymous collector.
UWB: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 11 Jun 2012)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195, USA (institutional address)
WUSL: McDonnell Center for Space Sciences, Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47, in preparation (2013)|
This is 1 of 1037 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
This is 1 of 1469 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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