For Sale IconDar al Gani 400 Lunar Meteorites for Sale

Location:       Dar al Gani, Sahara, Libya  27°22.17'N 16°11.93'E

Found: 1998 March 10

Type: Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia)

Apollo 17 Astronaut posing with Lunar
anortositic breccia, Taurus-Littrow Valley

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Rock 79135, anortositic breccia
from Taurus-Littrow Valley

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Description: A 1.425 kg stone was found in Dar al Gani in the Libyan Sahara. Classification and description (J. Zipfel, MPI): the meteorite is partly covered with a brownish fusion crust; fresh surfaces are gray to dark gray; matrix is well consolidated; clasts include subophitic and fine-grained to microporphyritic impact-melt breccias, granulitic fragments, intergranularly recrystallized anorthosites, and mineral fragments; chemical and O isotope composition is characteristic of lunar highland meteorites (Zipfel et al., 1998b); abundances and composition of noble gases do not suggest a pairing with DaG 262 (Scherer et al., 1998b). For further details, see Zipfel et al. (1998b). Type specimen and two polished sections are with the MPI; main mass with finder.

Other references:

Zipfel J., Spettel B., Palme H., Wolf D., Franchi I., Sexton A. S., Pillinger C. T., and Bischoff A. (1998) Dar al Gani 400: Chemistry and petrology of the largest lunar meteorite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 33, A171.
Bukovanska M., Dobosi G., Brandstätter F., and Kurat G. (1999) Dar al Gani 400: Petrology and geochemistry of some major lithologies, Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 34, A21.
Semenova A. S., Nazarov M. A., Kononkova N. N., Patchen A., Taylor L. A. (2000) Mineral chemistry of lunar meteorite Dar al Gani 400 (abstract), in Lunar and Planetary Science XXXI, CD-ROM #1252.
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#DAG400-108 #DAG400-1183 #DAG400-1-809 #DAG400-3-408 About Scale:  Each photo has a small one centimeter cube.  That's a little less than a half inch on a side.  The coin above is a US dime.
Weight: 0.108 gm Weight: 0.1183 gm Weight: 1.809 gm Weight: 3.408 gm
Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice Features: Part slice
Price: $150 sold Price: $1300 Price: $3000

Weight: 11.0 gm
Features: Full slice