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Minqar Abd el Nabi
Basic information Name: Minqar Abd el Nabi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 362 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6153 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2007
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Writeup from MB 91:

Minqar Abd el Nabi                      29°54 32′′N, 29°54 30′′E

Minqar Abd el Nabi, Egypt

Find: November 1992

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Found under the foot of Minqar Abd el Nabi escarpment in November 1992.

Physical characteristics: A single, complete stone of irregular shape ~7.2 × 5.4 × 3.5 cm with a mass of 362 g and minimal, weathered fusion crust.

Petrography: Visible relict chondrules (0.2–1.4 mm) embedded in a recrystallized, fine-grained groundmass of olivine, pyroxene, and opaque phases.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (A. Barakat, EMRA) Olivine (Fa19±2), orthopyroxene (Fs17±2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6); moderate weathering.

Type specimen: A total of 340 g is on deposit at EMRA

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 1
  Line 10:
Date:1992 Nov
Latitude:29°54'32"N
Longitude:29°54'30"E
Mass (g):362
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Fayalite (mol%):19.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2
Classifier:A. A. Barakat, EMRA
Type spec mass (g):340
Type spec location:EMRA
Main mass:anonymous
Institutions
   and collections
EMRA: Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority, 3 Salah Salem Road, Abbassiya, Cairo, Egypt (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 54' 32"N, 29° 54' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Marsa Matruh, Egypt
     This is 1 of 90 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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