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Dar al Gani 1031
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1031
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1031
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Libya
Mass:help 20.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dar al Gani 1031

Libya

Found 1998 March

Enstatite chondrite (EL4)

A single stone of 20.15 g was found in March 1998 in the desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB, and M. Kurz, Kurz): has abundant chondrules with a mean apparent diameter of about 450-500 µm; enstatite, Fs0.4-1.4; Si in FeNi metal is ~0.9 wt %; contains ferroan alabandite, oldhamite, troilite, unusual Fe-Cr-sulfides, and hibonite-bearing CAIs; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): δ17O = +3.47‰, δ18O = +6.62‰, Δ17O = +0.03‰ are well in the range of E chondrites; low degree of shock; moderately weathered. Specimens: type specimen, 4.6 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB, main mass, anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 7
  Line 30:
Date:1998
Latitude:27°08.81'N
Longitude:16°03.01' E
Mass (g):20.15
Pieces:1
Class:EL4
Fayalite (mol%):-
Ferrosilite (mol%):-
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz
Type spec mass (g):4.6
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 8' 49"N, 16° 3' 1"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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