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Asco meteorite, Asco, Corte, Haute-Corse, Corsica, Francei
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Asco meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Asco- not defined -
Corte- not defined -
Haute-CorseDepartment
CorsicaRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 27' 0'' North , 9° 1' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.45000,9.03333
GeoHash:G#: spw3mxcc5
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:H6 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:H6
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Asco131 (2016)0.3km
Moltifao681 (2016)7.7km
Olmi-Cappella155 (2016)8.5km
Castifao165 (2016)8.8km
Corscia176 (2016)10.6km


The only approved meteorite from Corsica.
Fall November 1805.
A meteorite of 41 g, which was kept for a while in the village church. Acquired by the Marquis de Drée, then sold to English dealer John H. Heuland in 1826. In 1838 it was acquired by the Royal Cabinet of Mineralogy in Vienna (17,3 g kept by the present Vienna NHM).
Other distributions : 6g in Berlin, 2g in New York, 0.9g in Tübingen, 5g in Budapest, 9,2g in Chicago, 1.2g in Calcutta.
H6 ordinary chondrite with shock stage S3.
Presence of chromite- plagioclase assemblages with variable textures.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3130916
Upper Gneiss Unit (Massif Central)

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{amphibolite,migmatite/anatexite}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3185810
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Gattacceca, J., Bourot-Denise, M., Brandstaetter, F., Folco, L., Rochette, P. (2007): The Asco meteorite (1805): New petrographic description, chemical data, and classification, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, Nr 8, Supplement, A173–A176.
Grady, M. (2000): Catalogues of Meteorites, The Natural History Museum, Cambridge University Press, 80.

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