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Araslanovo
Basic information Name: Araslanovo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Russia
Mass:help 132 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L/LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L/LL5
Recommended:  L/LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites classified as L/LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L/LL chondrites, L/LL chondrites (type 4-7), LL chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Araslanovo

Tatarstan, Russia

Found 1973 (?)

Ordinary chondrite (L/LL5)

A brownish stone weighing 132 kg was found by Vladimir Tikhonov while ploughing a field near the village of Araslanovo approximately 30 years ago. In 2003 he sent a piece of the stone to the Vernadsky Institute for identification. Classification and mineralogy (S. Teplyakova, M.Ivanova, Vernad): olivine, Fa26.2 PMD 4%, and pyroxene, Fs22.4Wo1.4, compositions are intermediate between those in L and LL chondrites, kamacite (Ni 4.8-6.6 wt%, Co 0.6-1.0 wt%) and taenite (Ni 35-47 wt%, Co 0.1-0.3 wt%) are present; some troilite grains contain Cu (up to 2 wt%), shock stage S4, weathering grade W1. Specimens:type specimen 700 g and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with anonymous owner.

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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (55° 8' 30"N, 48° 12' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Respublika Tatarstan, Russia (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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