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Dar al Gani 1037
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1037
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1037
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 4.01 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Martian (basaltic shergottite)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Shergottite-basaltic (ol phyric)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 189 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 88:

Dar al Gani 1037

Libya

Found 1999

Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)

Ten stones totaling 4012.43 g were found early 1999 in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. The biggest individual was a complete individual of 3090 g with perfect orientation and rather fresh appearance. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): an olivine-phyric shergottite with porphyritic texture; large chemically zoned olivine megacrysts are set into a fine-grained groundmass composed of pyroxene and maskelynite; minor phases include chromite, Ti-rich chromite, sulfides, phosphates, and small Fe-rich olivines; olivine megacrysts often contain melt inclusions and small chromites; pyroxenes are dominantly chemically zoned pigeonites, some contain orthopyroxene cores; olivine phenocrysts, Fa31.4-41.1, Fe/Mn = 52-59; matrix olivine, Fa37.4-40.6, Fe/Mn = 52-58; pigeonite, Fs23.7-35.4Wo6-18.6; orthopyroxene, Fs20.2-24.5Wo2.5-4.7, Fe/Mn = 34; maskelynite, An58.9-65.5; heavily shocked with numerous melt veins and melt pockets; moderately weathered with calcites filling cracks and cavities. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ17O = +2.91, δ18O = +5.29, Δ17O = +0.16. Possibly paired with Dar al Gani 467, 489, 670, 735, 876, and 975. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 20 g plus one polished thin section MNB

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 7
  Line 36:
Date:1999
Latitude:27°20.00' N
Longitude:16°13.00' E
Mass (g):4012.4
Pieces:10
Class:martian
Fayalite (mol%):-
Ferrosilite (mol%):-
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz
Type spec mass (g):20
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 20'N, 16° 13'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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