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Siwa
Basic information Name: Siwa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1994
Country: Egypt
Mass:help 36 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L5-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5-6
Recommended:  L5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 61 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)
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Writeup from MB 78:

Siwa

Egypt

Found 1994 April 14

Ordinary chondrite (L5-6)

Two stones, ~23 and 13 g, were found together on the sand, -20 km south of the oasis Siwa. They were found by Dr. Romano Serra during a field trip organized and supported by the Centro Studi "Luigi Nero," Como, Italy, with the scientific collaboration of the Natural History Museum, Milano, Italy, and with permission of the Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority, Cairo, Egypt. Ron Farrell, Bethany Sciences, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, recognized the stones as meteorites. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa24.3; pyroxene Fs20.5; Dr. B. Bianchi Potenza, Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Mineralogia, Universitu Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy. Petrology: Dr. G. R. Levi-Donati, Via Mameli 14, 06124 Perugia, Italy. Information: Dr. Romano Serra, Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Italy. The main mass is in the Astronomical Observatory, San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bologna), Italy.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

Egypt
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 30'N, 25° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 30'N, 25° 30'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Marsa Matruh, Egypt
     This is 1 of 92 approved meteorites from Egypt (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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