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The Dar al Gani 876 Meteorite



Dar al Gani 876
Found 1998 May 7
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)

A 6.216 g stone was found by an anonymous meteorite hunter on the plateau of the upper Sarir Qattusah. Classification and mineralogy (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, and D. Ackermand, Kiel): a basaltic shergottite with affinity to lherzolitic shergottites; texture is porphyritic, with larger olivines in a fine-grained groundmass of pyroxene and maskelynite; pigeonite, En59--66Wo8--14; augite, En45--52 Wo33--37; maskelynite, An56--74Or0.2--1.2; olivine, Fa37--38; pyrrhotite has up to 2.5 wt% Ni. Possibly paired with Dar al Gani 476, 489, 670, and 735. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimens, 0.7 g, NHM, and 0.6 g and a polished thin section, Bart.

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