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Dar al Gani 665
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 665
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 665
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 363 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite-pmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Ureilite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite-pmict
Recommended:  Ureilite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dar al Gani 665

Libya

Found 1999 November

Achondrite (polymict ureilite)

A 363 g dark stone with fusion crust was found in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and C. Ferraris MNA­SI): a fragmental breccia, with lithic and mineral clasts embedded in a cataclastic matrix of predominantly ureilitic material; lithic clasts include mafic ureilite material (olivine + pigeonite-rich), felsic material (oligoclase + pigeonite-rich), and dark objects; possibly paired with DaG 319 (see MetBull 83 and Ikeda et al., 2000). Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 16 g, plus polished thin sections, MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 3
  Line 44:
Date:Nov 1999
Latitude:27°03'N
Longitude:16°21'E
Mass (g):363
Pieces:3
Class: Ureilite
Institutions
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 3'N, 16° 21'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 3'N, 16° 21'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1496 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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