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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
Origin locality:Mars
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Basaltic shergottite.
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.

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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).

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