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Cosmogenic Records in 18 Ordinary Chondrites from the Dar Al Gani Region, LibyaIn the last decade thousands of meteorites have been recovered from hot deserts in the Sahara and Oman. One of the main meteorite concentration surfaces in the Sahara is the Dar al Gani plateau in Libya, which covers a total area of ~8000 km2. More than 1000 meteorites have been reported from this area. The geological setting, meteorite pairings and the meteorite density of the Dar al Gani (DaG) field are described in more detail in [1]. In this work we report concentrations of the noble gas isotopes of He, Ne, Ar as well as 84Kr and 132Xe in 18 DaG meteorites. In a separate paper we will report the cosmogenic radionuclides [2]. We discuss the thermal history and cosmic-ray exposure (CRE) history of these meteorites, and evaluate the effects of the hot desert environment on the noble gas record.
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Schultz, L.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Chemie Mainz, Germany)
Franke, L.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Chemie Mainz, Germany)
Welten, K. C.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Nishiizumi, K.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Jull, A. J. T.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
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Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
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