246 Asporina is a sizeable Main belt asteroid. It is classified as one of the few R-type asteroids.
It was discovered by A. Borrelly on March 6, 1885 in Marseilles and was named after Asporina, a goddess worshipped in Asia Minor.
The spectrum of 246 Asporina reveals the strong presence of the mineral Olivine, a relatively rarity in the asteroid belt.
- ^ Burbine, T. H. et al. (July 2000), "The Nature of Olivine Asteroids", Meteoritics & Planetary Science 35: A35, Bibcode:2000M&PSA..35R..35B.