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Dar al Gani 684
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 684
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 684
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 2.21 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 419 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Dar al Gani 684

Libya

Found 1999 November

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 2210 g stone with dark grey-green fusion crust was collected in the Dar al Gani region. Classification and mineralogy (L. Folco and C. Ferraris, MNA-SI): has a fine- to medium-grained subophitic texture (typical grain size between 0.5 and 2 mm); bytownitic plagioclase is partially embedded in ferroan pigeonite and more magnesian ferrosilite; ferroan augite resulted from pigeonite exsolution; plagioclase is zoned from An90 to An80; contains accessory ilmenite, chromite, sulfides, silica polymorphs and zircon; sparse µm-sized granoblastic material indicates minor annealing; low shock stage. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 134.5 g plus two polished thin sections at MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 3
  Line 60:
Date:Nov 1999
Latitude:27°05'N
Longitude:16°23'E
Mass (g):2210
Pieces:1
Class: Eucrite
Institutions
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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° 5'N, 16° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 5'N, 16° 23'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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