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Asuka 881548
Basic information Name: Asuka 881548
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-881548
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 110.2 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Achondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 86 approved meteorites classified as Achondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ungrouped achondrites
Comments: Revised 28 Jun 2007: Reclassified in MN 15(1)
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Writeup from MN J15(1):

A-881548

The section shows a brecciated, coarse-grained (~3-6 mm) aggregate of olivine and orthopyroxene. Pyroxene has composition of Fs21.1-22.9Wo2.6-2.9 with an FeO/MnO ratio of ~30. Olivine is Fa22.9-24.7. The meteorite is an anomalous achondrite, possibly related to HED meteorites.

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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites/Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites,15, (2007-06)
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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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