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Dar al Gani 779
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 18.8 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 372 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dar al Gani 779

Libya

Found 1999 November 20

Achondrite (howardite)

A stone weighing ~ 15 kg plus many fragments within a few hundred meters (total mass, 18.8 kg) were found in the Dar al Gani region.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei):  a polymict breccia with fragmental matrix dominated by orthopyroxene, and with clasts of basaltic and cumulate eucrite, diogenite, anorthosite, porphyritic melt rock, and glassy fragments; orthopyroxene, Fs14.3–62.6 Wo0.9–11.4, average, Fs32.1Wo3.4, with FeO/MnO = 31; plagioclase, An74.6–96.3 (average, An89.5) Or0.5; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W1.  Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, Frei.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 8
  Line 140:
Date:Nov 1999
Latitude:26°59.543'N
Longitude:16°26.250'E
Mass (g):18800
Pieces:many
Class:Howardite
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Classifier:J. Otto and A. Ruh (Frei)
Comments:br; see separate entry
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Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 0'N, 16° 26'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 59' 32"N, 16° 26' 15"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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