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Dar al Gani 735
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 735
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 735
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Libya
Mass:help 588 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Martian (shergottite)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Martian (basaltic shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic (ol phyric)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 154 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dar al Gani 735

Libya

Found 1996/97 winter

M artian basalt (shergottite)

A 588 g complete stone covered with desert varnish was collected in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Neukirchen, Germany):  a porphyritic basalt with millimeter-sized olivines (normally zoned from Fa28 to Fa37) in a finer grained matrix of pigeonite (Fs25–28) and feldspathic glass (An65); a direct comparison with a thin section of DaG 476 shows that both stones are very similar and are probably paired; however, DaG 735 does not contain terrestrial carbonate veins and appears less weathered than DaG 476.  Specimens:  type specimen, 6 g, MPI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 8
  Line 97:
Date:1996-97
Latitude:27°10'N
Longitude:16°10'E
Mass (g):588
Pieces:1
Class:Martian
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Neukirchen, Germany)
Comments:see separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
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° 10'N, 16° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 10'N, 16° 10'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1043 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1480 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 20 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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