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Great Sand Sea 032
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 032
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 032
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 8.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Feb 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 7:
State/Prov/County:Al Wadi al Jadid
Date:31-Dec-2006
Latitude:26°11.20'N
Longitude:25°27.34'E
Mass (g):8.3
Pieces:1
Class:Acapulcoite
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):7.5±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.2±0.2
Classifier:L. Ferrière & M. Bourot
Type spec mass (g):6.7
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:L. Ferrière
Comments:Ca-pyroxene Fs3.6Wo43.5; grain sizes in the range of ~100 - 300 μm; rare relic chondrules; submitted by L. Ferrière
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 11' 12"N, 25° 27' 20"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 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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