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Great Sand Sea 021
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 021
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 021
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 1416 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7126 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB88
  Table 1
  Line 5:
Date:18 Feb 2002
Latitude:28°06.34'N
Longitude:25°32.41'E
Mass (g):1416
Pieces:2
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):21
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.9
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):106
Main mass:B. Dejonghe
Institutions
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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 6' 20"N, 25° 32' 25"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Marsa Matruh, Egypt
     This is 1 of 85 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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