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Dar al Gani 876
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 876
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 876
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Libya
Mass:help 6.2 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Martian (shergottite)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Martian (basaltic shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic (ol phyric)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 200 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dar al Gani 876

Libya

Found 1998 May 7

Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)

A 6.216 g stone was found by an anonymous meteorite hunter on the plateau of the upper Sarir Qattusah. Classification and mineralogy (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, and D. Ackermand, Kiel): a basaltic shergottite with affinity to lherzolitic shergottites; texture is porphyritic, with larger olivines in a fine-grained groundmass of pyroxene and maskelynite; pigeonite, En59–66Wo8–14; augite, En45–52 Wo33–37; maskelynite, An56–74Or0.2–1.2; olivine, Fa37–38; pyrrhotite has up to 2.5 wt% Ni. Possibly paired with Dar al Gani 476, 489, 670, and 735. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimens, 0.7 g, NHM, and 0.6 g and a polished thin section, Bart.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 3
  Line 138:
Date:7 May 1998
Latitude:~27°30'N
Longitude:~16°30'E
Mass (g):6.2
Pieces:1
Class:Martian
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Erich Haiderer   
Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 30'N, 16° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 30'N, 16° 30'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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