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Aswan
Basic information Name: Aswan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 12 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 15  (1959)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 15:
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DISCOVERY OF ASWAN METEORITE, EGYPT

Name: ASWAN.

The Place of fall or discovery: 30 km southwest of Aswan; western desert area of Egypt:  φ = 23° 59' 10"N; λ = 32° 37' 25" E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1955.

Class and type: IRON, nickel-poor ataxite.

The number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 12 kg.

The circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was found in the road. It is of rough conical shape and 25 x 18 cm in size. On the surface there are visible regmaglipts 2 to 8 mm in diameter. Specific gravity: 7.7, iron content, 92%, nickel, 5.69%.

Source:  Article by E.M. El Shazly. A New Meteorite Record West of Aswan, Egypt. J. Geol.,1958, 2,

No. 1, 71-73 and paper by M.N. Dyakonova submitted to E. L. Krinov in May 1959.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Aswan in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 15, Moscow (1959)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 59' 10"N, 32° 37' 25"E)
     Recommended::   (23° 59' 10"N, 32° 37' 25"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 54 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Aswam (In NHM Cat)

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