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Asuka 12015
Basic information Name: Asuka 12015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A 12015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by NIPR (Japan)] and RBINS (Belgium)
Mass:help 105.2 g
Classification
  history:
NIPR Newsletter:  MN 23  (2014)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 422 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 5 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MN J23:
A 12015
The PTS is a breccia composed of angular fragments of orthopyroxene and minor chromite (< 4 mm). Orthopyroxene generally shows weak mottled extinction. Pyroxene compositions are relatively ferroan (Wo2.2-3.1En67.5-72.6Fs24.7-29.4). This is a brecciated diogenite.
Data from:
  MB103
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Date:2012
Mass (g):105.18
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.9 (24.7-29.4)
Classifier:A. Yamaguchi and H. Kojima, NIPR; L. Pittarello, RBINS; M. Kimura, Ibaraki
Type spec mass (g):105.180
Type spec location:NIPR
Main mass:NIPR
Comments: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 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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