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Asuka 880652
Basic information Name: Asuka 880652
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-880652
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 29.4 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 429 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MN J11(1):

A-880652

The section is a breccia composed of fragments of orthopyroxene up to ~2 mm. There is one large chromite grain (~0.5 mm in diameter). Pyroxene compositions are En71.8-75.1 Wo1.8-2.1. This meteorite may be a monomict diogenite.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table A2
  Line 49:
Mass (g):29.35
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.9-26.4
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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:

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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 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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