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Basic information Name: Kasauli
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2003
Country: India
Mass:help 16.82 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6350 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 89:


Uttar Pradesh, India

Fell 2003 November 2, 17:00 IST

Ordinary Chondrite (H4)

A single stone weighing 16.82 kg accompanied by a thundering sound fell at Kasauli village (29° 35' N: 77° 35' E), Muuzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India creating an oval shaped crater. The fall was witnessed by villagers of Kasauli. The meteorite was retrieved by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The single mass of Kasauli meteorite is almost an oriented one and has a plano-convex turtle-back shape with a truncated ellipsoidal outline. The crust is grayish in color, netted in nature. A few visible chondrules are distinct on the surface. Minute shiny metallic knobs are observed on the surface of the meteorite. Classification  (B.K.Chattopadhyay and A.P.Thapliyal, GSI): the meteorite is essentially composed of olivine, pyroxene, abundant Fe-Ni metal, troilite and devitrified glass. Olivine occurs in higher abundance than pyroxene. A variety of well defined chondrules of varying shape and sizes (from 0.1 mm to 0.6 mm) are present. The chondrule-matrix boundary is sharp. The matrix is fine-grained recrystallised.  Fa content in olivine varies between 17.7 and 23.8 (n=6) with an average of 20.9. Fs content in Opx varies from 8.5 to 31.5 (n=7) with an average of 20. Shock stage, S2.  Specimen: type specimen and main mass: the single stone is at GSI, Kolkata.

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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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites from Uttar Pradesh, India
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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