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Isna
Basic information Name: Isna
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 23 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  CO3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CO3.7
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3.8
Recommended:  CO3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as CO3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ISNA, EGYPT, STONY METEORITE

Name: ISNA

Place of find: About 100 km SW of Isna, on the Nile River near Luxor, Egypt.

24°50'N, 31°40'E.

Date of find: 1970

Class and type: Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite (C3, Ornans subtype).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 23 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mohammad El Hinnawi of the Geological Survey of Egypt; main mass is preserved at the

Geological Museum, Cairo.

Sources: Letter from Dr. Darwish Mostafa Al-Far, Director, Geological Museum, Cairo, September 2, 1974. R. L. Methot, A. F. Noonan, E. Jarosewich, A. A. DeGasparis and D. M. Al-Far. 1975. Mineralogy, petrology and chemistry of the Isna (C3) meteorite.Meteoritics, 10, 121-131.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 50'N, 31° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (24° 50'N, 31° 40'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Esna (In NHM Cat)

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