El-Quss Abu Said
(Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt) CM2 (stone)
Found 24th August 1999
This find is one of only two carbonaceous chondrites ever recovered from Egypt, and the only CM to date. Two stones that fit together were found, with a very low total weight of only 53.1g.Weathering is slight (W0) and the fusion crust is very well preserved over both pieces. Cut sections show a jet black matrix and many small white chondrules. With such a low 53.1g tkw, very little of this material can be available.