|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
Mass: 12 kg
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DISCOVERY OF ASWAN METEORITE, EGYPT
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.]
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 15, Moscow (1959)|
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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