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Asuka 87030
Basic information Name: Asuka 87030
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: A-87030
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1987
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 3.25 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Unclassified
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Stone
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 734 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 26 Oct 2021
Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:1987
Mass (g):3.254
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):25.1 (20.9-27.2)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.3 (10.0-22.9)
Classifier:A. Yamaguchi, NIPR. et al.
Type spec mass (g):3.254
Type spec location:NIPR
Main mass:NIPR
Comments:Submitted by A. Yamaguchi
Institutions
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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)
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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter: Vol 28, 1-25 (2021 October)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 41594 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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