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Dar al Gani 996
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 996
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 996
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 12.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Lunar (fragmental breccia)
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 87:

Dar al Gani 996

Libya

Found 1999 May 14

Lunar meteorite (fragmental breccia) A single stone of 12.31 g was found by an anonymous finder in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with lithic and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained clastic matrix; the clast size is generally ≤1 mm; mafic clasts are by far more abundant than feldspathic clasts; schlieren and vesicles are rare. Plagioclase composition, An96.7 (range An94.3–98.3); pigeonite, Fs19.7– 51.3Wo5.5–14.1; augite, Fs24.7–38.7Wo24.7–41.7; most Ca-pyroxenes contain pigeonite exsolution lamellae; olivine, Fa30.5 (range Fa14.2–43.2). Orthopyroxene, Fe,Ni metal, ilmenite, Mg-Al-chromite, and troilite are present as minor phases; crystalline fragments include intersertal impact melt rocks, dark fine-grained and microporphyritic impact melt clasts, olivine, pyroxene and cataclastic feldspar; no regolith component, i.e., glass spherules was found; very strong mosaicism of plagioclase, as well as abundant melt veins and melt pockets attest a high degree of shock; the meteorite is moderately weathered; calcite occurs in cracks. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 2.5 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 58:
Date:May 1999
Latitude:N
Mass (g):12.31
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):2.5
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1471 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 20 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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