RARE Meteorite DAG 999 Ureilite 2.7 grams small piece

Dar al Gani 999 27° 1' 33"N, 16° 21' 57"E


Found 2000 April 14

Ureilite Polymict

Numerous fragments totalling 2106 g were found in the sand desert of Dar al Gani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): a fragmental breccia with mineral and lithic clasts set into a ureilitic matrix dominated by large olivines; olivine core, Fa14.3–23.5; reduced olivine rims, Fa2.9–13.5; mineral clasts are pigeonite, Fs14.3Wo8.5 and orthopyroxene, Fs9.3; lithic clasts consist of fine-grained olivine (Fa22) and pyroxene (Fs19.3Wo4.5) rich material; shock stage, S3; low degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 20.8 g plus one polished thin section, MNB.

Here we offer an excellent small piece of 2.7 grams.



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