Dar al Gani 779
(Libya) Howardite (stone)
Found 20th November 1999
A very attractive, low weathering grade (W1) new howardite from the Libyan Sahara Desert.
Howardites are basically the surface layer or "soil" of an asteroid, comprised of different types of meteorites that have slammed into the surface and re-solidified under pressure. The new surface rock then contains a fragmented mixture of diogenites, eucrites and chondritic material all in one.
Cut sections of DaG 779 reveal a fresh "busy" eucritic matrix full of white, grey and black clasts and inclusions. The white clasts are eucrite and the dark clasts and transparent green crystals are diogentite material.
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