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Meteorite Hills 01076
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 01076
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 01076
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.2 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(2)  (2002)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 541 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from AMN 25(2):
Sample No.: MET 01076; MET 01077
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13890; 13900
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.0x1.5
3.5x2.0x1.5
Weight (g): 9.205; 18.912
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrites
    MET01076 MET01077

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exteriors have dull, rough, black fusion crust with pits and polygonal fractures. The interiors reveal a brown-black matrix with mm-sized clasts and chondrules. Colors range from white to tan.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Gretchen Benedix, Linda Welzenbach and Tim McCoy
The sections consist of many small chondrules with some up to 1.5 mm, mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-53, orthopyroxene is Fs1-16, although the majority of orthopyroxene is less than Fs3. The matrix consists dominantly of serpentine. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.


Skip Thin Sections met01076 and 077
MET 01076 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01076 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01076 - Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01076
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01076
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01076
Plane-Polarized Light
Skip Thin Sections met01076 and 077
MET 01077 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01077 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01077 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01077 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01077
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01077
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01077
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01077
Cross-Polarized Light
Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 153:
Mass (g):9.21
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-36
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(2) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 80 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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