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Dar al Gani 1048
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1048
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1048
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Libya
Mass:help 0.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Lunar (feldspathic breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Dar al Gani 1048                       27º12.10'N, 16º18.67'E

Libya

Find: June 28, 2001

Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia)

History: A tiny complete individual stone was reovered by an anonymous finder in June 2001 and purchased by N. Classen in 2003 in Vienna, Austria.

Physical characteristics: A single 0.801 g medium grey stone with some diffuse whitish clasts. About 70% of the stone is covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Predominantly, very fine-grained mineral debris with some larger lithic clasts (up to 0.3 mm) and vesicular glassy matrix and veins. Minerals identified include pyroxene, plagioclase, olivine, ilmenite, kamacite and troilite.Lithic clasts include gabbro (composed of plagioclase and pigeonite) and very fine grained, ophitic-textured basalt (composed of plagioclase and olivine with accessory orthopyroxene, troilite, metal and rutile). Several glassy spheres were found.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.6-49.6, FeO/MnO = 93-98), pigeonite (Fs20.2-61.9Wo5.3-7.2, FeO/MnO = 54.8-66.5), plagioclase (An97-98Or0).

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia).This stone is likely paired with Dar al Gani 262 and Dar al Gani 996.

Type specimens: A total of 0.33 g of sample is on deposit at UWS. Classen holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 1
  Line 16:
State/Prov/County:Dar al Gani, Libya
Date:28-Jun-2001
Latitude:27°12.10’N
Longitude:16°18.67’E
Mass (g):0.801
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Type spec mass (g):0.33
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Classen: Norbert Classen, Am Lindenplatz 1, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany; Website (private address)
Vienna: University of Vienna, Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, A-1010 Wien, Austria (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 12' 6"N, 16° 18' 40"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1040 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1473 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 20 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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