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El Faiyum
Basic information Name: El Faiyum
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1993
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 73.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10279 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 77:

El Faiyum

Egypt

Found 1993

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

One piece of 73.5 g was found on sandy soil. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa19.1, pyroxene Fs17.4Wo0.5; J├╝rgen Otto, Mineralog. Petrogr. Institut der Universitat, Albert-Strasse 23 b, D79104 Freiburg. Main mass: Swiss Meteorite Laboratory, P.O.Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 17'N, 30° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 17'N, 30° 51'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Al Fayyum, Egypt
     This is 1 of 92 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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