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Dar al Gani 962
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 962
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 962
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Libya
Mass:help 130 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Achondrite-ung
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Stony iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Achondrite-ung
Recommended:  Achondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 88 approved meteorites classified as Achondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ungrouped achondrites
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Writeup from MB 86:

Dar al Gani 962

Libya

Found 1998

Stony-iron (ungrouped)

A single stone of 130 g was found on the Dar al Gani plateau during a systematic search by Pelisson. The cut surface reveals a metallic matrix (55 vol%) containing numerous, large, angular silicate clasts (45 vol%). Silicate clasts are cut by small metal veinlets. Mineralogy and classification (P. Sipiera, Harper): metal, kamacite and taenite in equal proportions, minor troilite (contains minor V and Cr); silicate clasts are mostly enstatite, Fs0.11–2.28Wo0.64–1.84, and olivine, Fa0.15–1.92, accessory clinopyroxene and albite-rich plagioclase. Mineralogy and petrology indicate that this meteorite is an ungrouped stony-iron. Specimens: type specimen, 19 g, and one polished section, PSF; main mass, Pelisson.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table 5
  Line 35:
Date:Oct 1999
Latitude:2711.88'N
Longitude:16°24.51'E
Mass (g):130
Pieces:1
Class:Stony-iron (ungrouped)
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Pelisson: Richard and Roland Pelisson, 270 Rue de la Cascade, 38660 La Terrasse, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 12'N, 16° 25'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 11' 53"N, 16° 24' 31"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 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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