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Great Sand Sea 001
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 130 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB81
  Table 1
  Line 2:
Date:1991
Latitude:26°12'N
Longitude:25°40'E
Mass (g):130
Class:L6
Fayalite (mol%):23.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
Classifier:D. Biondelli and D. B. Bianchi, Universita degli Stuoli, Milan, Italy
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 12'N, 25° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 12'N, 25° 40'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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