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Dar al Gani 1061
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 1061
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 1061
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Libya
Mass:help 207 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 515 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 6 Nov 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Dar al Gani 1061 (DaG 1061)        27°13.81N, 16°29.30E

Al Jufrah, Libya

Found: 2010

Classification: Ureilite

History: Found during an expedition for meteorite recovery.

Physical characteristics: Single fragment with partial crust

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP); The thin section displays a coarse-grained texture dominated by consisting of euhedral olivine grains, with subordinate pyroxene. Olivine crystals range up to 1.4 mm in length (mean 1.1). Triple junctions at 120° frequently occur at grain boundaries. Individual olivine and pyroxenes grains are rimmed by carbon-rich material. Opaque phases are rare and consisting of kamacite, mainly as traces at grain boundaries.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa15.6; Pigeonite Fs14.8Wo6.6; Cr2O3 in Ol = 0.73 wt.%, in Pig = 1.1 wt.%.

Classification: Achondrite (ureilite).

Specimens: A total of 20.3 g and one thin section is on deposit at MSP (MSP 5196). The main mass is in deposit at OAM.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Jufrah
Date:2010
Latitude:27°13.81N
Longitude:16°29.30E
Mass (g):207.00
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.8
Wollastonite (mol%):6.6
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, and S. Caporali, MSP
Type spec mass (g):20.30
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:OAM
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Inv. # MSP 5196; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   and collections
MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 5 Mar 2014)
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 13' 49"N, 16° 29' 18"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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