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Piplia Kalan
Basic information Name: Piplia Kalan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1996
Country: India
Mass:help 42 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  Eucrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 274 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 81:

Piplia Kalan

Pali District, Rajasthan, India

Fell 1996 June 20, 20:15 local time


At least two stones, with masses of 30 kg and 12 kg, fell in the muddy fields of Prabhuram Seervi and Hepuram Patel after a sonic boom and three loud detonations.  Description (Vaya et al., 1996; Buchanan et al., 1997), classification (N. Bhandari, A. D. Shukla, and P. N. Shukla, PRLA), and mineralogy (Dr. Natarajan, NGRIH; R. Hutchison, NHM; P. Buchanan, UVien):  breccia of lithic clasts (60–80 vol%) up to several centimeters with subordinate matrix (20–40 vol%); two lithologies of clasts have been noted; plagioclase, An89; pyroxene, En34 Fs64Wo2 (coarser-grained clast lithology) and En33Fs62Wo5 (fine-grained clasts).  All specimens:  GSI.

   and collections
GSI: The Director General, Geological Survey of India, 27, J.L.N Road, Kolkata 700 016, West Bengal, India., India; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2018)
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
NGRIH: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, National Geophysical Research Institute, Uppal Road, Hyderabad-500606, Andhra Pradesh, India (institutional address; updated 31 Dec 2013)
PRLA: Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009, India; Website (institutional address; updated 6 Dec 2017)
UVien: University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A1090 Vienna, Austria (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 2' 5"N, 73° 56' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (26° 2' 5"N, 73° 56' 30"E)
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     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Rajasthan, India (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Pipliya (In NHM Cat)
Pipliya Kalan (In NHM Cat)

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