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Asuka 881902
Basic information Name: Asuka 881902
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-881902
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 908 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Stone
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Jun 2007
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Writeup from MN J15(1):

A-881902

The section shows a fine-grained (30-200 μm) equigranular texture composed of olivine and pyroxene (low-Ca pyroxene and diopside) and FeNi-FeS. There are several relict chondrules. Olivine composition is Fa7.8-9.7. Pyroxene composition is Fs9.5Wo1.4 (average) and a FeO/MnO ratio of ~3. This meteorite is an acapulcoite.

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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites/Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites,15, (2007-06)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (72° 50'S, 24° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (72°S, 26°E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 105.9 km apart

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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