Dar al Gani 975 Martian meteorite (DaG 975), Dar al Gani, Al Jufrah District, Libya
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||27° 19' 37'' North , 16° 13' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||27.32722,16.21667|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sahara Desert, North Africa|
|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||Shergottite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||Martian (shergottite)|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Found, 1999; 27.6 g.
A small stone was found in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. It is a basaltic shergottite with porphyritic texture. Large zoned olivine phenocrysts are set in a fine-grained pyroxene- and maskelynite-rich groundmass. Possibly paired with DaG 476, DaG 670, and several others.
3 valid minerals.
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Russell, S.S. & 6 others (2003). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87, July 2003. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, #7 (Suppl.), pp. A189-A248. (July 2003).