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Marsa Alam
Basic information Name: Marsa Alam
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 69 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 approved meteorites (plus 16 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)
Comments: Approved 16 Jun 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Bahr al Ahmar
Origin or pseudonym:Marsa Alam
Date:21 Jan 2012
Latitude:24°54.79'N
Longitude:34°55.26'E
Mass (g):69
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):34.7
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:T. Kryachko
Finder:T. Kryachko
Comments:A single stone was visually found by astronomer Mr. Timur Kryachko, who was searching for meteorites on a small plateau near Marsa Alam, Egypt, in January, 2012.; 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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Timur Kriachko      
Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 54' 47"N, 34° 55' 16"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites from Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Marsa Alam 001 (Synonym created when DCA defined)

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