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Sinawan 001
Basic information Name: Sinawan 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Libya
Mass:help 28.6 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12896 approved meteorites (plus 11 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)
Writeup from MB 71:
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Sinawan 001-002

Jabal al Gharb, Libya

Found 1991

Four meteorites were found on the north edge of the Hammadah al Hamra, about 120 km east of the town Sinawan. Only the first two have been classified so far. Sinawan 001 consists of three large fragments of 8.2, 7.2 and 2.15 kg, resp., and numerous smaller fragments with a total weight of 11 kg, which were found within a distance of about 200 m. The larger fragments have fusion crust only on one face. Fusion crust and interior are only little weathered. The thin section shows shock veins and maskelynite. Sinawan 002 is a rounded, complete individual with fusion crust, also only little weathered. Classification and analysis, Frank Wlotzka, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany. Main masses and information, K. H. Boyen, Posener Strasse 13, D-3104 Unterliiss, Germany.

Data from:
  Table 8
  Line 1:
Mass (g):28600
Fayalite (mol%):25.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.6
Classifier:Frank Wlotzka, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany
Main mass:K. H. Boyen, Posener Strasse 13, D-3104 Unterliiss, Germany
   and collections
Mainz: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 0'N, 11° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 0'N, 11° 40'E)

     This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites from Ghadamis, Libya (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1557 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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