The Dar al Gani meteorite field (Libyan Sahara): Geological setting, pairing of meteorites, and recovery density

  title={The Dar al Gani meteorite field (Libyan Sahara): Geological setting, pairing of meteorites, and recovery density},
  author={J. Schl{\"u}ter and L. Schultz and F. Thiedig and B. O. Al-Mahdi and A. E. A. Aghreb},
  journal={Meteoritics \& Planetary Science},
As of July 2001, 1238 Libyan meteorites have been reported. Most were found in two areas called Dar al Gani and Hamadah al Hamra. Dar al Gani is located on a plateau of marine carbonate rocks with marly components. Eight-hundred and sixty-nine meteorites between 6 g and 95 kg totalling 687 kg have been found here but the calculated mean recovery density is comparatively low with one meteorite on 6.5 km2. Dar al Gani is a perfect site for the recognition and preservation of meteorites. The… Expand
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