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Dar al Gani 262
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 262
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 262
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Libya
Mass:help 513 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  Lunar (anorthositic breccia)
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 69 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 81:

Dar al Gani 262

Al Jufrah, Libya

Found 1997 March 23

Lunar (anorthositic breccia)

A single 513 g stone was found in the Sahara. Classification and description (A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mün): contains clasts up to 1 cm, mainly anorthositic lithologies and crystalline impact melt breccias, and glass fragments and spherules (partly devitrified) embedded in a fine-grained, well-consolidated matrix; bulk plagioclase, An>95; olivine, Fa20–71; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs26–63; has shock veins; contains metal particles (5–26 wt% Ni), ilmenite, troilite, Ti-Cr-spinel; meteorite is moderately weathered.  See Bischoff and Weber (1997) for additional information.  Specimens:  type specimen, several grams plus two thin sections, Mün; main mass is with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB81
  Table 3
  Line 128:
Latitude:27°11.02'N
Longitude:16°18.02'E
Mass (g):513
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:D. Weber and A. Bischoff, Mün
Type spec location:Mün
Main mass:anonymous finder or at MNB
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 11' 1"N, 16° 18' 1"E)
     Recommended::   (27° 11' 1"N, 16° 18' 1"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 8.3 m apart

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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