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Great Sand Sea 040
Basic information Name: Great Sand Sea 040
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GSS 040
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 15 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3151 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 Apr 2011
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Al Wadi al Jadid
Date:2010
Latitude:26°19.64'N
Longitude:27°20.20'E
Mass (g):15
Pieces:1
Class:LL5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):26.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.1
Classifier:Vanni Moggi Cecchi, Stefano Caporali, Giovanni Pratesi, MSP
Type spec mass (g):3
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:OAM
Finder:Romano Serra
Comments:Other specimens: 1 PTS + 1 Block, MSP 5136; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
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MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 5 Mar 2014)
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 19' 38"N, 27° 20' 12"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 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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