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Asuka 882039
Basic information Name: Asuka 882039
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-882039
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 384 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Stone
NIPR Newsletter:  MN 15(1)  (2007)  EH6
MN 18  (2009)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 28 Jun 2007
Revised 23 Feb 2009: Reclassified in MB95
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Writeup from MB 95:
Asuka 882039 is re-classified as an EL6 because it contains ferroan alabandite and 1.0 wt. % Si in the FeNi metal (A. E. Rubin, 2009, pers. Comm.)
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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites/Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites,15, (2007-06)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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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 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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