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Parsa
Basic information Name: Parsa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1942
Country: India
Mass:help 800 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  E
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE PARSA, INDIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: PARSA

Place of fall: Between Parsa and Paro, Muzaffarpur district, Bihar State, India.

25°54'N., 85°02'E., coordinates of Parsa.

Date of fall: April 14, 1942.

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 800 g, approximately.

Circumstances of fall: Two stones, weighing about 600 g and 200 g fell near Parsa and Paro respectively, on opposite sides of the Gandak river.

Sources: Professor H. Bhandari, priv. comm. and N. Bhandari et al., 1975. Exposure and formation history of the Parsa meteorite based on fossil track and rare gas studies. Meteoritics 10, 362-363.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 12'N, 85° 24'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 12'N, 85° 24'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Bihar, India
     This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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