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Great Sand Sea 005
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 80 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11460 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB82
  Table 4
  Line 2:
Date:26 Nov 1995
Latitude:25°48'58"N
Longitude:25°54'51"E
Mass (g):80
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):25.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):2.5 g
Main mass:finders
Finder:L. Carion
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Carion: Alain Carion, 6 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 48' 58"N, 25° 54' 51"E)
     Recommended::   (25° 48' 58"N, 25° 54' 51"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 85 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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