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Allan Hills 88001
Basic information Name: Allan Hills 88001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALH 88001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by EUROMET consortium]
Mass:help 415 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 69  (1990)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10209 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 69:
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Allan Hills 88001

Victoria Land, Antarctica

Found between December 1988 and January 1989

The first of 198 stones found by a German-American Team. These meteorites are temporarily curated at the Max-Planck Institut fir Chemie, Mainz, West Germany. The following were classified by A. L. Graham and R. Hutchison at the Natural History Museum, London, where the thin sections are deposited.

Data from:
  MB69
  Table 2
  Line 1:
Mass (g):428.3
Class:H5
Fayalite (mol%):19.5
Classifier:A. L. Graham and R. Hutchison at the Natural History Museum, London
Type spec location:thin sections are deposited: Natural History Museum, London
Comments:Main Icefield
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 69, Meteoritics 25, 237-239 (1990)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 41' 32"S, 159° 17' 45"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 2.9 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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