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Dar al Gani 976
Basic information Name: Dar al Gani 976
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DaG 976
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Libya
Mass:help 32 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Ureilite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite-pmict
Recommended:  Ureilite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Dar al Gani 976

Libya

Found 1999 August 20

Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)

A single stone of 32.03 g was found on 1999 August 20 in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with lithic and mineral clasts set into a ureilitic matrix dominated by large olivine and pigeonite crystals; olivine core Fa13.4–23.8; reduced olivine rims, Fa1–15; pigeonite cores, Fs17–19.8Wo10– 10.8; reduced pigeonite rims, Fs4.3–10.2Wo3.4–6.7; pigeonite contains up to 1.2 wt% Cr2O3; mineral clasts are plagioclase, An6.4–23.8, and orthopyroxene, Fs0.5–10.2; lithic clasts include ureilite material and fine-grained more Fe-rich olivine-pyroxene material; several C1-like clasts consisting of magnetites, sulfides and carbonates embedded into a phyllosilicate matrix were encountered; shock stage, S4; low degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 7.8 g plus one polished thin section, MNB.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 7
  Line 50:
Date:1999
Latitude:27°03.25'N
Longitude:16°23.25'E
Mass (g):32.03
Pieces:1
Class:Ure pm
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):7.8
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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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° 3' 15"N, 16° 23' 15"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1046 approved meteorites from Al Jufrah, Libya
     This is 1 of 1502 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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