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Miller Range 03356
Basic information Name: Miller Range 03356
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 03356
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 444 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  IVA
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 13970
Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: MIL 03356
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 13970
Dimensions (cm):   7.5x4.5x3.0
Weight (g): 443.5
Meteorite Type: Iron-IVA

Macroscopic Description: Tim McCoy, Lisa Collins
This slipper-shaped meteorite has a smooth exterior surface partially (30-50%) covered by fusion crust which exhibits prominent flow lines. Prominent fracturing, which follows the Widmänstatten structure, extends to the interior along the end opposite the nose. An interesting feature is the presence of two holes, about 1 mm in diameter and of depth equal to or greater than the diameter, one of which contains a single euhedral metal crystal.

Microscopic Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The meteorite was examined from a cut and etched surface, which bisected the larger end or nose of the specimen. The surface exhibits prominent kamacite lamellae (L/W ~20) with bandwidths less than 0.2-0.3 mm set in approximately 40-50% plessite fields. Rare, very small troilite inclusions, up to 1 mm are present. An elongate needle, 2.5 mm long, of chromite(?) is also present. The meteorite appears to have been extensively shocked and exhibits α2 structure throughout the meteorite and prominent Neumann bands in many of the kamacite lamellae. A thin fusion crust is preserved over much of the surface, and a heat altered zone approximately 0.5 mm thick underlies that fusion crust. The meteorite is similar to the IVA iron Duchesne.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 675:
Mass (g):443.5
Weathering grade:A
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     Recommended::   (83° 19' 32"S, 156° 17' 24"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 12.5 km apart

     This is 1 of 43700 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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