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Allan Hills A81048
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A81048
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA81048
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 81048 (ALH 81048) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 190.6 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 6(1)  (1983)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6345 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 6(1):

Sample No.: ALHA81048

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1121

Weight (gms): 190.6

Meteorite Type: H4 Chondrite

Physical Description: Carol Schwarz

This specimen has no fusion crust except for a small amount of remnant crust on one face. It is extremely weathered and fractured. Chipping exposed a thick weathering rind and only small areas of less weathered material. Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm.

Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

This section is essentially identical with that of ALHA81044 in texture, mineral compositions, and degree of weathering. It is classified as an H4 chondrite and tentatively paired with that meteorite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 571:
Origin or pseudonym:Near Western
Mass (g):190.6
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):18
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
Comments:26Al=58±3; 81041 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 6(1) (1983), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 43' 17"S, 158° 45' 44"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 23.2 km apart

     This is 1 of 43352 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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