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Asco
Basic information Name: Asco
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1805
Country: France
Mass:help 41 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6111 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 2 Jan 2020: Added fall info
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Asco
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com) : A meteorite fell on November 22, 1805, near the village of Asco in Corsica. A stone weighing 42 g was kept in the village church until the Marquis de Drée acquired it after 1814. Then it was sold to the mineralogist Heuland in 1826. The Asco meteorite is later mentioned in the NHMV collection in 1838. It is assumed that the meteorite fell between Capu Larghia and the Punta Minuta, two mountains south of Asco. It is unclear how a small, 42 g stone could be found in such a landscape, unless whoever picked it up witnessed the stone to fall, or the initial mass was larger.

See also Gattacceca et al. (2007).
Bibliography:
  • Gattacceca J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco L., and Rochette P. (2007) The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, A173-A176. (link)
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NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
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P. Rochette and B. Gattacceca   
Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 27'N, 9° 2'E)
     Recommended::   (42° 27'N, 9° 2'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Corse, France
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from France (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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