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Asuka 12389
Basic information Name: Asuka 12389
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A 12389
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by NIPR (Japan)] and RBINS (Belgium)
Mass:help 18.07 kg
Classification
  history:
NIPR Newsletter:  MN 23  (2014)  LL3-6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3-6
Recommended:  LL3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as LL3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 5 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MN J23:
A 12389
A 12389 is the largest meteorite (18 kg) found in the 2009-2012 expeditions. It is mostly covered by black fusion crust . The PTS shows a breccia composed of clasts of LL chondrites (LL3-6), chondrules, and impact melt clasts.
Data from:
  MB103
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Date:2012
Mass (g):18066.2
Pieces:1
Class:LL3-6
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):29.3 (27.9-31.8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.6 (21.2-25.4)
Classifier:A. Yamaguchi and H. Kojima, NIPR; L. Pittarello, RBINS; M. Kimura, Ibaraki
Type spec mass (g):18066.200
Type spec location:NIPR
Main mass:NIPR
Comments:Genomict breccia, shock vein; submitted by A. Yamaguchi
Institutions
   and collections
NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2013)
RBINS: Marleen De Ceukelaire Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, rue Vautier 29 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium (institutional address; updated 15 Jul 2015)
Ibaraki: Department of Materials and Biological Sciences, Institute of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Ibaraki University, 2-1-1 Bunkyo, Mito 310-8512, Japan (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites /Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites ,23,1-16 (2014-06)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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