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Dar al Gani 983
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 983
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 983
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Libya
Mass:help 933 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 391 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
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Dar al Gani 983


Found 2002 March 23

Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)

A single stone of 933 g, partially covered with a shiny black fusion crust, was found on the Dar al Gani plateau during a German-Libyan expedition by J. Schlüter, F. Thiedig, L. Schultz and Abd Elfatah M. Abu Agreb. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg). The cut stone shows a bright grey surface with strong brecciation with open cracks and some melt veins with vesicles. Cracks and vesicles occasionally contain white aggregates of gypsum microcrystals. The meteorite consists of mineral and lithic clasts set in a fine-grained fragmental matrix. Clasts include: 1) megacrysts of pigeonite, Fs37.9Wo4.4 (range Fs31.1–51.1; Wo1.5–7.2), and plagioclase An94.8 (range An92.7–95.4) up to 10 mm in size; 2) equigranular, pigeonite, and plagioclase-bearing cumulate eucrite; pigeonite, Fs54.6Wo3.1 (range Fs48.5– 56.7; Wo1.5–9.8), with augitic (Fs25.0Wo40.9)) exsolution lamellae up to 7 micrometers wide and maskelinitized plagioclase, An93.6 (range An88.7–96.4) are present in equal proportions; 3) dark, recrystallized impact melt with a spinifex-like texture consisting mainly of pigeonite, Fs55.3Wo2.13 (range Fs54.1–56.4; Wo1.6–3.1) and plagioclase, An84.3 (An75.5–90.6). Diogenitic components have not been found. The opaque components show only slight weathering. Accessory minerals including ilmenite, chromite and troilite have been observed. The bulk composition of the meteorite is similar to Sioux County or Juvinas. Specimens: type specimens 281 g, Hamburg, 20 g, MPI, main mass, Industrial Research Center (IRC), Tripoli, Libya

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Date:Mar 2002
Mass (g):933
Class:Euc pm
Classifier:J. Schlüter, Ham
Type spec mass (g):281
Main mass:Industrial Research Center, Tripoli, Libya
   and collections
Ham: Mineralogisches Museum, Universität of Hamburg, Grindelallee 48, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Feb 2013)
IRC: Industrial Research Center, Tripoli, Libya (institutional address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1537 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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