Dar al Gani 400 (Lunar (anorth))


Country: Libya
State/District: Al Jufrah
Date of fall/find: Found 1998, March 10
Total known weight: 1.425 kg
Number of pieces: 1
Type: Stone. Achondrite, lunar anorthosite, brecciated

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A single 1.425 kg stone, partly covered with a brownish fusion crust, was found in the Libyan Sahara; a lunar highland breccia; classification and mineral analysis by J.Zipfel and F.Wlotzka, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany, J.N.Grossman, Met. Bull. 82, MAPS, 1998, 33, p.A221. The chemical and oxygen isotopic composition is characteristic of lunar highland meteorites, J.Zipfel et al., MAPS, 1998, 33, p.A171 (abs.). Abundance and composition of noble gases do not suggest pairing with the Dar al Gani 262 lunar meteorite, J.Scherer et al., MAPS, 1998, 33, p.A135 (abs.). Petrology and geochemistry of some major lithologies, M.Bukovanska et al., MAPS, 1999, 34, p.A21 (abs.). Petrological study of impact melt clasts, B.A.Cohen et al., MAPS, 1999, 34, p.A26 (abs.). Ar-Ar age not higher than 3.8 Ga, D.D.Bogard et al., LPSC, 2000, 31, abs. #1138. Mineral chemistry, A.S.Semenova et al., LPSC, 2000, 31, abs. #1252. Study of terrestrial alteration effects, C.Floss and G.Crozaz, LPSC, 2001, 32, abs. #1105. REE abundances, S.S.Russell et al., MAPS, 2002, 37, (Suppl.), p.A124 (abs.). Microcrack porosity, M.M.Strait and G.J.Consolmagno, MAPS, 2003, 38, No. 7 (Suppl.), p.A106 (abs.). Petrogenesis, clast compositions, J.T.Cahill et al., MAPS, 2004, 39, p.503. REE abundances in clasts, G.J.Consolmagno et al., LPSC, 2004, 35, abs. #1370.



ID#: 4612
Description: Thin slice
Size: 4 x 1.5 x 0.15 cm
Weight: 1.84 gr

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