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Dar al Gani 915
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 915
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 915
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Libya
Mass:help 740 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 915

Libya

Found 2000 November

Achondrite (howardite)

A crusted stone of 740 g was found. Mineralogy and classification (A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): polymict breccia; with clasts (up to 1 cm in size) set in a fragmental matrix: 1) fine-grained, subophitic and intergranular, calcic plagioclase plus pigeonite-bearing eucritic clasts; 2) fine-grained, granular, pigeonite (En46Wo11) and calcic plagioclase-bearing eucritic clasts with various degrees of metamorphic annealing; 3) dark, quench-textured clasts with microporphyritic pigeonite crystals (and calcic plagioclase plus pyroxene relics) 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 (En64Wo1). DaG 915 is possibly paired with DaG 881 and DaG 932. Specimens: type specimen, 23.1 g, and one thin section at MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 15:
Date:Nov 2000
Latitude:27°21'N
Longitude:16°l l'E
Mass (g):740
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI
Type spec mass (g):23.1
Institutions
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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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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 21'N, 16° 11'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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