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Gheriat 001
Basic information Name: Gheriat 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1990
Country: Libya
Mass:help 20.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 72  (1992)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10071 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 72:
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Gheriat 001-002

Hammadah al Hamra, Libya

Found 1990

Two stones were found in a desert area about 130 km NNW from Gheriat. Analysis, M. Schliestedt, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, D-3000 Hannover, Germany. Classification, main mass and information, R. Bartoschewitz, Lehmweg 53, D-3170 Gifhorn, Germany.

Data from:
  MB72
  Table 6
  Line 1:
Latitude:30°39.5'N
Longitude:12°18.4'E
Mass (g):20.7
Class:H5
Fayalite (mol%):18.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.2
Classifier:Analysis, M. Schliestedt, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, D-3000 Hannover, Germany. Classification,information, R. Bartoschewitz, Lehmweg 53, D-3170 Gifhorn, Germany
Main mass:R. Bartoschewitz, Lehmweg 53 D-3170 Gifhorn Germany
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 72, Meteoritics 27, 109-117 (1992)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 39' 30"N, 12° 18' 24"E)
     Recommended::   (30° 39' 30"N, 12° 18' 24"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 213 approved meteorites from Gharyan, Libya (plus 16 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1504 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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