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Dar al Gani 1053
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1053
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1053
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Libya
Mass:help 98 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 619 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Jan 2012
Writeup from MB 100:

Dar al Gani 1053 (DaG 1053)        27°14.50’N, 16°13.96’E

Al Jufrah, Libya

Found: 2006

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Two small stones weighing 98 g were found by Mario Riva.

Physical characteristics: The main mass has no fusion crust. A cut surface on the type specimen shows rather large chondrules and some small white spots.

Petrography: V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP. Thin sections show an abundance (40 vol. %) of well-defined chondrules (PO, GO and poikilitic POP) set in a dark brown matrix. Chondrules are typically 350 to 750 (mean 500) μm in diameter. Chondrules contain variable amounts of clear glass. Fe,Ni alloy (mainly tetrataenite with Fe 50.4, Ni 48.4, and Co 1.2 wt.%) and troilite are uncommon (less than 5 vol. %). Rare apatite grains are present. CAIs are visible on the cut surface of the type specimen.

Geochemistry: Olivine in both chondrules and matrix is Fo-rich (Fo97.4-99.4, mean Fo98.5). Low-Ca pyroxene is enstatitic with a variable composition (En82.7-98.5Fs16.5-0.7Wo1.0). An augitic pyroxene with variable composition is also present (Fs1.6-2.4En62.0-56.8Wo36.4-40.8, Al2O3=3.4-3.5 wt.%); Oxygen isotopes: (I.Franchi, R.Greenwood, OU) δ17O = -4.537, δ18O = -0.320, Δ17O = -4.371 per mil.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3); minor weathering

Specimens: A total of 28 g and one thin section are on deposit at MSP (MSP 5105). OAM holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 69:
State/Prov/County:Al Jufrah
Mass (g):98
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):1.5 (0.6-2.6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.4 (0.7-16.5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi, MSP
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:OAM
Finder:Mario Riva
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Oct 2022)
OAM: Museo del Cielo e della Terra Vicolo Baciadonne 1 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto ( BO) Italy Osservatorio Astronomico e Museo "Giorgio Abetti", San Giovanni Persiceto, Bologna, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (27° 14' 30"N, 16° 13' 58"E)

     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1539 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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