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Dar al Gani 400
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 400
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 400
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Libya
Mass:help 1425 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  Lunar (anorthositic breccia)
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (anorth)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 82:

Dar al Gani 400

Libya

Found 1998 March 10

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia)

A 1.425 kg stone was found in Dar al Gani in the Libyan Sahara.  Classification and description (J. Zipfel, MPI): the meteorite is partly covered with a brownish fusion crust; fresh surfaces are gray to dark gray; matrix is well consolidated; clasts include subophitic and fine-grained to microporphyritic impact-melt breccias, granulitic fragments, intergranularly recrystallized anorthosites, and mineral fragments; chemical and O isotope composition is characteristic of lunar highland meteorites (Zipfel et al., 1998b); abundances and composition of noble gases do not suggest a pairing with DaG 262 (Scherer et al., 1998b).  For further details, see Zipfel et al. (1998b).  Type specimen and two polished sections are with the MPI; main mass with finder.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table 5
  Line 159:
Date:1998
Latitude:27°22.17'N
Longitude:16°11.93'E
Mass (g):1425
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:J. Zipfel and F. Wlotzka (MPI),
Type spec location:MPI
Main mass:finder
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MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 22'N, 16° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 22' 10"N, 16° 11' 56"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.3 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1564 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 25 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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