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Haripura meteorite, Jhunjhunu District, Jaipur Division, Rajasthan (Rajputana), India

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 22' 59'' North , 75° 46' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.38333,75.78333
Non-native locality type:Meteorite
Meteorite Class:CM2 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class: CM2
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate

Carbonaceous Chondrite (CM2; S1)
Fell 17 January 1921, 321 g

After a fireball and detonations in the early evening, several stones were reported to have been seen but only a single stone was collected and retained. Haripura is a rare CM (Mighei-like) Carbonaceous Chondrite and, as such, is referred to in numerous articles. Haripura is rich in phyllosilicates [Serpentine-Tochilinite rich regions occupy 33 vol% of at least one well-studied section] and other aqueous alterations products and various inclusions would be expected. However, specific mineralogical references for this rather small meteorite are rather sparse and often oblique.

Haripura is one of the smaller 15 CM Chondrite falls, the most numerous of the 8 chemical groups of carbonaceous chondrites. Nearly 500 CM meteorites or meteorite fragments had been recovered by early 2015, but most of them are small Antarctic finds and may represent a much smaller number of separate meteorite falls.

The main mass is held at the Geological Survey of India (Calcutta).

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Wiik, 0. B., 1956. The chemical composition of some stony meteorites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 9, 279-289.

Hyman, M. & Rowe, M. W. (1983) The Origin of Magnetite in Carbonaceous Chondrites (Abstract.): Lunar and Planetary Science XIV: 341-342. (March 1983)

D. J. Barber (1985). Phyllosilicates and other layer-structured materials in stony meteorites. Clay Minerals 20, 415-454.

Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.

Metzler, K. & Bischoff, A. (1991) Evidence for Aqueous Alteration Prior to Parent Body Formation; Petrographic Observations in CM-Chondrites (Abstract): Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XII: p. 893, (1991)

Metzler, K., Bischoff, A. & Stöffler, D. (1992) Accretionary dust mantles in CM chondrites: evidence for solar nebula processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 56 (7), 2873-2897. (July 1992)

Monica M. Grady (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge; New York; Oakleigh; Madrid; Cape Town. 689 pages.

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