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Great Sand Sea 039
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 039
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 039
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 128.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10151 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 25 Jan 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 14:
State/Prov/County:Al Wadi al Jadid
Date:3-Jan-2007
Latitude:26°49.41'N
Longitude:27°08.49'E
Mass (g):128.63
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S4/5
Weathering grade:W3/4
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.3
Magnetic suscept.:5.18
Classifier:L. Ferrière & M. Bourot
Type spec mass (g):25
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:L. Ferrière
Comments:Submitted by L. Ferrière
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   and collections
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. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 49' 25"N, 27° 8' 29"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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