|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
Mass: 0.8 g
This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia). [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
|Comments:||Approved 24 Jul 2007|
Writeup from MB 92:
Dar al Gani 1048 27º12.10'N, 16º18.67'E
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).
Type specimens: A total of 0.33 g of sample is on deposit at UWS. Classen holds the main mass.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)|
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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