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Great Sand Sea 034
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 034
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 034
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 7.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 25 Jan 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 9:
State/Prov/County:Al Wadi al Jadid
Date:31-Dec-2006
Latitude:26°11.20'N
Longitude:25°27.34'E
Mass (g):7.72
Pieces:1
Class:L5/6
Shock stage:S5/6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.4±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6±1.0
Classifier:L. Ferrière & M. Bourot
Type spec mass (g):6.2
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:L. Ferrière
Comments:Submitted by L. Ferrière
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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. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 11' 12"N, 25° 27' 20"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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