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Study of impact materials of akhnoor meteor crater in Jammu and Kashmir (India)

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A sample of Akhnoor meteor crater, which fell on 2nd January 2009 in Jammu District, Jammu & Kashmir, India, has been analyzed for ele-mental composition by Spectroscopic tech-niques. Concentrations of 17 major, minor and trace elements were determined. The authentic-ity of the meteorite sample was established by comparing its composition with those of stan-dard meteorites/chondrite. The classification of the sample has been made by comparing the abundances and concentration ratios of ele-ments with other known meteorites.

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Iqbal, N. , Ahmad, A. , Masood, T. and Vahia, M. (2011) Study of impact materials of akhnoor meteor crater in Jammu and Kashmir (India). Natural Science, 3, 426-429. doi: 10.4236/ns.2011.36058.

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