Dar al Gani 400 Lunar Meteorites for Sale
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.
Zipfel J., Spettel B., Palme H., Wolf D., Franchi
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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|Weight: 11.0 gm|
|Features: Full slice|