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Vissannapeta
Basic information Name: Vissannapeta
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1997
Country: India
Mass:help 1304 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-cm
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  Eucrite-cm
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-cm
Recommended:  Eucrite-cm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 44 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-cm.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Vissannapeta

Andhra Pradesh , India

Fell 1997 December 13, 15:30 local time

Achondrite (cumulate eucrite)

A 1303.8 g stone fell with a loud thud on Shri Ramulu's roof.  Classi­fication and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI ):  a medium- to coarse-grained equigranular aggregate of ~ 49% plagioclase (An92.4–94.3), ~ 35% orthopyroxene (Fs44.2–49.7), ~ 9% clinopyroxene (Fs16Wo42), ~ 6% SiO2, and <1% chrome spinel; the meteorite is a breccia with relict primary gabbroic texture. Specimens:  main mass, GSI .

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GSI: The Director General, Geological Survey of India, 27, J.L.N Road, Kolkata 700 016, West Bengal, India., India; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (16° 50'N, 80° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (16° 50'N, 80° 45'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Andhra Pradesh, India (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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