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El-Quss Abu Said
Basic information Name: El-Quss Abu Said
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 53.1 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 539 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

El-Quss Abu Said

Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt

Found 1999 August 24

C arbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

Two stones that fit together, total mass 53.1 g, were found in the desert by a person hunting for meteorites.  Classification and analysis (J. Otto and A. Ruh, Frei):  olivine, Fa9.4, range Fa0.3–56; pyroxene, Fs1.5Wo1.6 range Fs0.5–10.4; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W0.  Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, Frei.

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Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 19'N, 27° 58'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 18' 51"N, 27° 57' 53"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.3 km apart

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 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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