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Dar al Gani 521 16.4g

$164.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone (CV3)
  • Weight: 16.4 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 44 mm x 17 mm x 15 mm
  • Additional Information: End cut with colorful chondrules and spectacular CAI

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Description

The DAG 521 find consisted of a single stone weighting 1,567 grams and was recovered in 1997 on a limestone plateau in Libya, known as Dar al Gani. It was examined and classified by the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide, Università di Siena in Siena, Italy. It was acquired and prepared by meteorite expert Allan Lang of R.A. Langheinrich Meteorites, shortly after its 1990s recovery and has remained in his collection until now. This rare CV3 is seldom available to collectors and we have not seen a specimen offered for sale for many years.

CAI’s appear as white irregular clasts imbedded within a chondritic matrix. They are especially abundant in certain types of carbonaceous chondrite but also occur in the ordinary chondrites. Most have some sort of concentric structure caused by minerals of differing compositions, and others are similar to chondrules, suggesting that they formed by crystallization from a liquid. A number of CAI’s also contain minute nuggets of rare metal alloys and platinum that have been named Fremdlinge, from the German for “little strangers.” 

Additional information

Weight 16.4 g

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