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Erakot meteorite, Chattisgarh (Chhattisgarh), India

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 1' 59'' North , 81° 53' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 19.03333,81.89167
Non-native locality type:Meteorite
Meteorite Type:CM2 chondrite meteorite
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet

Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)
Fell, 22 Jun 1940; 113 g

Erakot is a rare CM (Mighei-like) Carbonaceous Chondrite and, as such, is referred to in numerous articles. It apparently is rich in phyllosilicates, aqueous alterations products and various inclusions, but specific mineralogical references are rather sparse for this small meteorite. Only 15 CM chondrite falls had been discovered by early 2015.

CM Chondrites are the most numerous group of carbonaceous chondrites with 500 CM meteorites or meteorite fragments now recovered. However, most of them are small Antarctic finds and may represent a significantly smaller number of individual falls.

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

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Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1962) Descriptions of Two Meteorites: Karoonda and Erakot. American Museum Novitates, #2115, 10 pages. (Dec 1962)

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

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

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

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