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Dar al Gani 669
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 669
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 669
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 926 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 374 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dar al Gani 669 and 671

Libya

Found 1999 November

Achondrite (howardite)

DaG 669 and DaG 671 weigh 926 and 485 g, respectively, and were found in close proximity.  The two are very likely paired. Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and C. Ferraris, MNA-SI): cumulate eucrite, basaltic eucrite and diogenitic clasts are embedded in a fragmental matrix along with sparse cryptocrystalline spherules; cumulate eucrite clasts have medium-grained gabbroic texture, dominated by pigeonite (En60–48Wo5–11) and anorthite (An91), and contain minor augite (exsolved phase En37–42Wo36–42), Ti-chromite, ilmenite and iron sulfide; basaltic eucrite clasts display fine-grained subophitic texture, containing exsolved pigeonite (En42Wo14, showing augite lamellae, En37Wo38, in an enstatitic host, En45Wo2) and bytownite (An71–76), with abundant Fe-Ni metal and chromite, plus a silica phase; diogenite clasts have fine-grained fragmental texture, with abundant fragments of zoned enstatite (cores: En78Wo1; rims: En63Wo1) up to 0.5 mm in size, and minor intermediate olivine (Fo51), bytownite (An83Or2), iron sulfide, ilmenite and chromite; lightly shocked. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimens 9.3 g (DaG 669) and 12.5 g (DaG 671), plus polished thin sections at MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 3
  Line 48:
Date:Nov 1999
Latitude:27°20'N
Longitude:16°10'E
Mass (g):926
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
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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. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 20'N, 16° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 20'N, 16° 10'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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