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Klein Glacier 98300
Basic information Name: Klein Glacier 98300
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KLE 98300
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 33.6 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 23(2)  (2000)  EH3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 142 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Writeup from AMN 23(2):
Sample No.: KLE 98300
Location: Klein Glacier
Dimensions (cm): 3.5x2.5x2.0
Weight (g): 33.598
Meteorite Type: EH3 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite has brown black fusion crust over 70% of its surface area. It has a rough texture and minor evaporates. The exposed interior has a rusty black color. The interior is a dark gray, almost metallic appearing, hard, dense material. Evaporites are present. A sulfurous odor emanates from the freshly broken faces. Circular shaped "vugs" less then 1 mm in size are visible.

Thin Section (, 4) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
KLE 98300 - Cross-Polarized Light The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Chondrules contain moderate to small abundances of olivine. Weathering is modest, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. Microprobe analyses show the olivine is Fa0-1 and pyroxene is Fs0-2. The meteorite is a type 3 enstatite chondrite, probably an EH3.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 111:
Mass (g):33.6
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0-1
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 23(2) (2000), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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     Recommended::   (86° 56'S, 144° 18'W)

     This is 1 of 44274 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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