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Graves Nunataks 98049
Basic information Name: Graves Nunataks 98049
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRA 98049
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.34 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(1)  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: GRA 98046; 98049
Location: Graves Nunataks
Dimensions (cm):   8.0x7.0x5.5;
13.0x10.0x8.5 (largest piece)
Weight (g): 657.600; 2341.900
Meteorite Type: L6 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
These meteorites have very small patches of thinly distributed brown/black fusion crust.  The interiors are rusty with some yellow and gray patches of matrix visible.  Fractured.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy

GRA 98046 GRA 98049
GRA98046 GRA98049
These meteorites are L6 chondrites (Fa24, Fs20) with areas of shock-melt, including rounded metal-sulfide blebs.
Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 50:
Origin or pseudonym:Lower NE
Mass (g):2341.9
Class:L6
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(1) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (86° 43'S, 141° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (86° 43'S, 141° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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