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Lunar Meteorite DAG 400 2.82g slice

Lunar Meteorite DAG 400

Large thin slice of 2.82g

 

Size: 50 x 32 mm (thickness 1mm)

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Dar al Gani 400

Libya

Found 1998 March 10

Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia)

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.

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