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Dar al Gani 431
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 431
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 431
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Libya
Mass:help 353 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK3-an
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CK3-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK3-an
Recommended:  CK3-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as CK3-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dar al Gani 431

Libya

Found 1998 March

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3, anomalous)

A 353 g stone was found in the Libyan desert.  Classification and mineralogy (J. Zipfel, MPI):  chondrules and abundant calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) are set in a coarse matrix; matrix contains homogeneous olivine, Fa33.8±0.8, magnetite, plagioclase, and Ca-rich pyroxene, and has high NiO contents (0.38 ± 0.1 wt%); metal is absent; olivine in chondrules is zoned (F a0.4–36 ) with a peak a t Fa32.2; CAIs are spinel, anorthite, and fassaite-rich; bulk chemistry, Fe = 20.3 wt%, Ca = 4.0 wt%, Ni = 0.3 wt%, Cr = 3150 ppm, Mn = 1190 ppm; similar to Watson 002 and Camel Donga 003; see Zipfel et al. (2000) for further information on classification.  Specimens:  type specimen, 32 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 8
  Line 29:
Date:1998
Latitude:27°18.77'N
Longitude:16°13.92'E
Mass (g):353
Pieces:1
Class:CK3-an
Classifier:J. Zipfel (MPI)
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MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 19'N, 16° 14'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 18' 46"N, 16° 13' 55"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1045 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1494 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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