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Dar al Gani 734
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 734
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 734
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Libya
Mass:help 1378 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  EL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dar al Gani 734

Libya

Found 1996/97 winter

Enstatite chondrite (EL4)

Several stones with a total mass of 1378 g were found in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI ; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany):  pyroxene, Fs0.3; pronounced chondritic texture and 50 μm size of matrix enstatite crystals indicate petrologic type 4; average chondrule size 450 ± 200 μm indicates EL group (Rubin et al., 1997; Rubin and Grossman, 1987); weathering grade, W4, with all metal and sulfides oxidized.  Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 18 g, MPI

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 8
  Line 96:
Date:1996-97
Latitude:27°7.91'N
Longitude:16°3.00'E
Mass (g):1378
Pieces:several
Class:EL4
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Neukirchen, Germany)
Comments:see separate entry
Institutions
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Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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° 8'N, 16° 3'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 7' 55"N, 16° 3' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.2 km apart

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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