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DAG 256   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link


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Copyright (c) Bernd Pauli.
26.7 gram half slice.   LL5-6

TKW 7.14 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1997, Al Jufrah, Libya.

 


Bernd writes:
My 26.7 gr half slice of the brecciated LL5-6 DaG 256 chondrite has a thick fresh fusion crust and an intricate network of delicate veinlets with some of these veinlets even extending to the crust. Below center in photo #1 there is a 2 mm FeNi bleb.


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John Divelbiss
 12/21/2018 12:43:52 PM
DAG has some interesting terrestrially-old and visually still nice meteorites where weathering was/is very slow. This W3 LL example shows that. The sentence below is from an abstract on the DAG meteorite area: "The existence of meteorites in the DAG area is the result of a combination of specific geological and geomorphological conditions: there is a bright-colored, old limestone plateau (*2 Ma), under arid weather conditions over long periods of time, with rapid elimination of surface water if present and low erosion rates".
Jorg-Florian Jensch
 12/21/2018 9:08:18 AM
A beautiful half individual, Bernd. Especially the inclusion in the middle is great. Best regards from the rainy North See coast.
 

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