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El-Shaikh Fadl 005
Basic information Name: El-Shaikh Fadl 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ESF 005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 538 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L-melt rock
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

El-Shaikh Fadl 005 (ESF 005)        28°14.96’N, 31°15.09’E

Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt

Found: Apr 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad) The meteorite is fine to medium grained and lacking recognizable chondrules. The rock is composed of 50-100-μm-sized euhedral to subhedral grains of olivine and pyroxene and interstitial aggregate of feldspar (or feldspathic glass) and fine-grained (~20 μm) olivine and pyroxene. Accessory chromite. The rock has ~5 vol% of empty vugs. Iron Fe oxyhydroxides occur as 10-50-μm-sized irregular-shaped inclusions, scattered through the rock.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Bahr al Ahmar
Date:Apr 2010
Latitude:28°14.96'N
Longitude:31°15.09'E
Mass (g):538
Pieces:1
Class:L-melt rock
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):24.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):156
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Field name is CH540; submitted by C.A. Lorenz
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 14' 58"N, 31° 15' 5"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites from Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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