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Allan Hills A78046
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A78046
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA78046
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 78046 (ALH 78046) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by ANSMET (US) and NIPR (Japan)]
Mass:help 70 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 7(2)  (1984)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  L3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 666 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 289:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):70
Class:L3
Fayalite (mol%):8-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):8-20
Comments:26Al=46±5; 78046 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 7(2) (1984), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)

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     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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