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Graves Nunataks 98109
Basic information Name: Graves Nunataks 98109
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRA 98109
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.3 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(1)  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6526 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from AMN 23(1):
Sample No.: GRA 98109
Location: Graves Nunataks
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.5x1.0
Weight (g): 7.344
Meteorite Type: L5 Chondrite
    GRA98100-1007 & 109

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This meteorite has black patches of fusion crust over 40% of its exterior surface.  It is mostly rusty and friable with evaporites.  The interior shows mm sized gray and rusty chondrules.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
GRA 98109 This L5 chondrite (Fa25, Fs21) is brecciated with light clasts up to 0.5 cm in diameter in a shock-blackened matrix.

Data from:
  MB84
  Table A1
  Line 110:
Origin or pseudonym:Upper West Graves
Mass (g):7.3
Class:L5
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
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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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