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Quarat al Hanish
Basic information Name: Quarat al Hanish
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 593 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-sHL
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sHL    [explanation]

This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sHL.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE QUARAT AL HANISH, EGYPT, IRON METEORITE

Name: QUARAT AL HANISH

Place of find: In the Libyan desert, 30 km west of a hill named Quarat al Hanish, the geographically identified feature nearest the find site. 25'9'N., 25-35'E.

Date of find: June 25, 1979.

Class and type: Iron. Fine octahedrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 593 g.

Circumstances of find: Found by Dr. J.R. Underwood while working in the area of the occurrence of the Libyan Desert glass.

Source: Dr. J.R. Underwood, Jr., Department of Geology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 9'N, 25° 35'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 9'N, 25° 35'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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