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Great Sand Sea 042
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 042
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 042
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5993 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Aug 2019
Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wadi al Jadid
Date:1996
Latitude:25°37.58'N
Longitude:25°23.20'E
Mass (g):3
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.3 (n=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.4 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.2
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, MSN-FI
Type spec mass (g):1.2
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:OAM
Finder:Romano Serra
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   and collections
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)
MSN-FI: MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 FIRENZE, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 37' 35"N, 25° 23' 12"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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