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Kharga
Basic information Name: Kharga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 1040 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Kharga

Marsa Matruh, Egypt

Found 2000 May 8

Iron, fine octahedrite (IVA)

A 1.04 kg iron meteorite was found by a meteorite hunter on a limestone plateau. Description and classification (G. Weckwerth, Köln; J. Otto, Frei; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart; A. Gehler, Wolfsburg, Germany): kamacite bandwidth 0.3 ± 0.2 mm; bulk metal has Ni = 11.0 wt%, Ga = 1.6 ppm, Ge < 2 ppm, Ir = 0.24 ppm. Specimens: main mass, 989 g, A. Gehler, Reichenberger Ring 3, D-38440 Wolfsburg, Germany; 22.5 g, Bart; type specimen, 18.7 g, Frei.

Institutions
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Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
Köln: Universität zu Köln, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Zülpicher Straße 49 b, 50674 Köln, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Gehler: A. Gehler, D-37075 Göttingen, Germany , Germany (private address; updated 10 Jun 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 8'N, 25° 3'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 7' 57"N, 25° 2' 50"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.3 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Marsa Matruh, Egypt
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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