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Dor el Gani
Basic information Name: Dor el Gani
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: Libya
Mass:help 2.58 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE DOR EL GANI, LIBYA, IRON METEORITE

Name: DOR EL GANI

Place of find: Dor el Gani, Libya.

26°57'30"N., 16°02'E.

Date of find: 1972

Class and type: Iron. Ni = 7.05%.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.575 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by E. Klitsch in the southern foreland of Dor el Gani.

Source: A. Miicke and E. Klitsch, 1976. Der neue Meteorit von Dor el Gani (Sahara). Chem. Erde 35, 169-178. See also Mineralog. Abs. 77, 2044.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 57'N, 16° 2'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 57' 30"N, 16° 2' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

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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