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Dar al Gani 879
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 879
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 879
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Libya
Mass:help 26 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dar al Gani 879

Libya

Found 2000 November

Achondrite (ureilite)

A dark crusted stone of 26 g was found. Mineralogy and classification (A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): ureilite with bimodal texture. Large twinned pigeonite (En85Wo7) crystals up to 16 mm in size poikilitically enclose olivine and pigeonite domains with typical, fine-grained (avg. grain size

0.5 mm), granoblastic ureilite texture. In the typical-textureddomains, olivine and pigeonite have homogeneous cores (Fo92; En85Wo7) and reduced rims; intergranular carbonaceous material mainly consists of graphite flakes. Moderate undulose extinction in silicates indicates moderate shock (S2). Weathering is moderate. Specimens: type specimen, 5 g and thin section at MNA-SI; main mass with anonymous finder

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 9:
Date:Nov 2000
Latitude:27°08'N
Longitude:16°28'E
Mass (g):26
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Classifier:A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI
Type spec mass (g):5
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 8'N, 16° 28'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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