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Dar al Gani 975
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 975
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 975
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 27.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  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 87:

Dar al Gani 975

Libya

Found 1999 August 21

Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)

A 27.55 g stone was found on 1999 August 21 in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a basaltic shergottite with porphyritic texture; large chemically zoned olivine phenocrysts are set into a fine-grained groundmass consisting mostly of pyroxene and maskelynite; minor phases include chromite, Ti-rich chromite, sulfides, phosphates, and small Fe-rich olivines; olivine phenocrysts contain melt inclusions, small chromites and exsolution lamellae; pyroxenes are mostly chemically zoned pigeonites, some contain orthopyroxene cores; olivine phenocrysts, Fa24.3–38.3; pigeonite, Fs21.1–29Wo5.9–13.8; orthopyroxene, Fs17.4–21.8Wo1.8– 3.4; augite, Fs18.5Wo34; matrix olivine, Fa35.9–39.8; maskelynite, An66.5–71.4; shock stage, S4; contains melt veins and melt pockets; low degree of weathering. Possibly paired with DaG 476, 489, 670, 735 and 876. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 8.5 g, plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 49:
Date:1999
Latitude:27°19.63'N
Longitude:16°13.00'E
Mass (g):27.55
Pieces:1
Class:Martian
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):8.5
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 19' 38"N, 16° 13' 0"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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