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Dar al Gani 1046
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1046
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1046
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Libya
Mass:help 460 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 261 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Dec 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Dar al Gani 1046 (DaG 1046)        27°24’10"N, 16°18’20"E

Al Jufrah, Libya

Found: 2005 Sep

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

Physical characteristics: Weathered brown stone.

Petrography: (C. Cordier and L. Folco, MNA-SI) Breccia consisting of lithic clasts set in a fine-grained clastic matrix. Clast size is up to 1 cm. Lithic clasts are dominated by basaltic eucrite. They are composed of exsolved pyroxene (pigeonite and minorly augite) and lath-shaped bytownite with sub-ophitic texture. Accessory phases include chromite, ilmenite, silica, zircon. Different clasts have variable grain size, ranging from 100 to 700 μm. Some of the smallest clasts consists of blocky low-Ca pyroxene showing compositional normal zoning.

Geochemistry: Bulk Fe/Mn = 30.4 by FPXRF. Mineral chemistry: Pigeonite Fs55.5±3Wo6.8±3.3 Fe/Mn=22.9±2.3 (n=16), augite Fs25.9±0.2 Wo41.0±0.1 Fe/Mn=25.4±4.2 (n=2), bytownite An87.2±2.8 (n=6).

Classification: Polymict eucrite breccia

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State/Prov/County:Al Jufrah
Origin or pseudonym:Dar al Gani
Date:2005 Sep
Mass (g):460
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Classifier:M. Gemelli, C. Cordier and L. Folco, MNA-SI
Type spec mass (g):456.4
Type spec location:OAM
Main mass:OAM
Comments:Cpx Fe/Mn = 30.1; submitted by L. Folco
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
OAM: Museo del Cielo e della Terra Vicolo Baciadonne 1 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto ( BO) Italy Osservatorio Astronomico e Museo "Giorgio Abetti", San Giovanni Persiceto, Bologna, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1530 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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