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Asuka 880702
Basic information Name: Asuka 880702
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-880702
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 10.5 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 431 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MN J11(1):

A-880702

The section shows a granulitic texture with some areas of basaltic texture indicated by the presence of plagioclase laths (~0.1 x 0.5 mm). There are minor minerals such as silica minerals, oxide minerals and troilite. This meteorite may be a eucrite.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table A2
  Line 84:
Mass (g):10.51
Class:Euc
Weathering grade:A
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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites / Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites ,11(1),1-49 (2002-10)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

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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