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Great Sand Sea 026
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 026
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 026
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 100 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6133 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Oct 2010
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Marsa Matruh
Origin or pseudonym:interdune deflation areas within erg
Date:01 Feb 2007
Latitude:28°11'21"N
Longitude:25°37'18"E
Mass (g):100
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:L. Folco (MNA-SI)
Type spec mass (g):100
Type spec location:OAM
Main mass:OAM
Comments:Submitted by L. Folco
Institutions
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
OAM: Museo del Cielo e della Terra Vicolo Baciadonne 1 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto ( BO) Italy Osservatorio Astronomico e Museo "Giorgio Abetti", San Giovanni Persiceto, Bologna, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 11' 21"N, 25° 37' 18"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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