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Asuka 881461
Basic information Name: Asuka 881461
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-881461
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 31.6 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Stone
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 441 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Oct 2005
Revised 6 Oct 2005: Metbase class replaced by that in MN 13(1)
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Writeup from MN J13(1):

A-881461

Eucrite

The PTS (51-1) is a coarse-grained (~2 mm) gabbro composed of pyroxene and plagioclase.  Pigeonite is partly inverted into orthopyroxene. It is highly shocked: parts of plagioclase are converted into maskelynite. Pyroxene has a composition of En37Wo2 and En29Wo44 and a FeO/MnO of ~30.  Plagioclase has a composition of An89.5-92Or0.2-0.4.

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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites/Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites,13(1),1-24 (2005-10)
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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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