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Great Sand Sea 008
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 450 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  LL3-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3-6
Recommended:  LL3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as LL3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB82
  Table 4
  Line 5:
Date:9 Dec 1996
Latitude:26°35'40"N
Longitude:25°37'20"E
Mass (g):450
Pieces:5
Class:LL3-6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):26.8-32.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.1-29.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-1.9
Classifier:M. Ghélis and B. Zanda, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):8 g
Main mass:finders
Finder:J-B. Gillot
Comments:br
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 35' 40"N, 25° 37' 20"E)
     Recommended::   (26° 35' 40"N, 25° 37' 20"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

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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