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Dar al Gani 995
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 995
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 995
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Libya
Mass:help 56.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 341 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dar al Gani 995

Libya

Found 2001 January 3

Achondrite (eucrite)

A single stone of 56.12 g, partly covered by fusion crust, was found by an anonymous finder in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): the specimen has subophitic texture with plagioclase laths embedded in exsolved Ca-pyroxene, augite and silica; several areas of the meteorite are recrystallized; plagioclase, An89.5 (range An88.4–90.6); exsolved Ca-pyroxene with pigeonite lamellae, Fs51.8–60Wo5–15.2 and augite lamellae, Fs31– 34.2Wo37.3–40.5; unexsolved augite Fs30.7Wo40.6; minor phases include orthopyroxene, ilmenite and Ti-rich chromite; plagioclase contains small crystallographically orientated inclusions of augite, pigeonite and silica; augite contains small plagioclase and Ti-rich chromite inclusions; the sample appears unbrecciated in thin section; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen, 11.6 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB; main mass with anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 57:
Date:Jan 2001
Latitude:27°10.35'N
Longitude:16°23.17'E
Mass (g):56.12
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):11.6
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 10' 21"N, 16° 23' 10"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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