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Dar al Gani 881
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 881
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 881
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Libya
Mass:help 86 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 372 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dar al Gani 881

Libya

Found 2000 November

Achondrite (howardite)

A crusted stone of 86 g was found by a private collector in the Dar al Gani desert. Mineralogy and classification (A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): polymict breccia; clasts (up to several mm in size) interspersed in a fragmental matrix include: 1) fine-grained basaltic eucritic clasts; 2) medium-grained cumulate eucritic clasts (mostly pigeonite En58Wo6 and calcic plagioclase); 3) dark, quench-textured clasts with microporphyritic pigeonite crystals set in cryptocrystalline or glassy matrix; 4) large (up to 1.5 mm in size) single-crystal fragments of low-Ca pyroxene of diogenitic origin (En70Wo3). The rock is cross-cut by discrete shock melt veinlets up to 0.25 mm thick. DaG 881 is possibly paired with DaG 923 [sic; probably was supposed to be DaG 915 - Ed. 29 Jun 2007] and DaG 932. Specimens: type specimen, 17.6 g, and thin section MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous finder

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 11:
Date:Nov 2000
Latitude:27°26'N
Longitude:16°12'E
Mass (g):86
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI
Type spec mass (g):17.6
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MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Libya
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     Recommended::   (27° 26'N, 16° 12'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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