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Dar al Gani 868
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 868
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 868
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Libya
Mass:help 40 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 515 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dar al Gani 868

Libya

Found 2000 spring

Achondrite (ureilite)

A 40.03 g stone was found in the spring of 2000 by an anonymous finder in the Libyan desert. Classification and mineralogy (H. Takeda, Chiba, and T. Ishii and M. Ohtsuki, UTok): has a typical ureilite texture consisting of anhedral to subhedral olivine and pigeonite (0.9– 3 mm across); carbonaceous material rims some grains or, in some cases, forms veins; one plate of graphite occurs within a large pigeonite crystal; olivine grains have homogeneous cores (Fa20.6) and reduced rims (Fa8) with high CaO contents (0.25–0.38 wt%); pigeonite, Fs16.8Wo7.5; less shocked than most ureilites; trace metal is mostly weathered to limonite. X-ray diffraction and reflected light microscopy (T. Nakamura and T. Nakamuta, KyuU) confirm the presence of fine-grained diamonds in a graphite lath. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimens, 6.33 g, NSMT;

1.8 g, KyuU.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 3
  Line 136:
Date:2000
Latitude:~28°N
Longitude:~16°E
Mass (g):40
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Institutions
   and collections
UTok: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan (institutional address; updated 5 Nov 2011)
KyuU: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Kyushu University Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812- 8581, Japan (institutional address)
Chiba: Chiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan (institutional address)
NSMT: National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, JAPAN, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jun 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28°N, 0°E)
     Recommended::   (28°N, 16°E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1572.6 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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