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Dar al Gani 1060
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Libya
Mass:help 310 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 605 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Nov 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Dar al Gani 1060 (DaG 1060)        26°55.17N, 16°39.42E

Al Jufrah, Libya

Found: 2010

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found during an expedition for meteorite recovery.

Physical characteristics: Whole sample with complete crust.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP); The thin sectin displays a brecciated eucritic texture consisting of medium-grained equigranular clasts, ranging from 1 to 8 mm in length, set in a fine-grained matrix. Medium-grained clasts dominated by plagioclase and clinopyroxene, with minor orthopyroxene. Exsolution lamellae (1 to 3 μm in width) can be distinguished in several pyroxene grains. No olivine grains have been found, while rare silica grains have been observed. Opaque phases are represented by ilmenite and ulvöspinel.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs61.43Wo3.0; Plagioclase (An87.4Or0.4), augite (Fs31.6En31.7Wo37.7); pigeonite (Fs53.2En34.6Wo12.3); Oxygen isotopes: (I. Franchi, R. Greenwood, OU) δ17O = 1.85, δ18O = 4.00, Δ17O = 1.023 per mil

Classification: Achondrite, polymict eucrite

Specimens: A total of 20.15 g and one thin section are on deposit at MSP (MSP 5197). The main mass is in deposit at OAM.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Al Jufrah
Mass (g):310.00
Shock stage:medium
Weathering grade:W0
Ferrosilite (mol%):61
Wollastonite (mol%):3.0
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP
Type spec mass (g):20.15
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:OAM
Comments:Inv. # MSP 5197; 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. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (26° 55' 10"N, 16° 39' 25"E)

     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1557 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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