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Miller Range 03369
Basic information Name: Miller Range 03369
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 03369
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 120 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  IIIC
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  IIIC
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIC
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 13972
Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: MIL 03369
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 13972
Dimensions (cm):   5.0x2.5x2.0
Weight (g): 119.963
Meteorite Type: Iron-IIIC
    MIL03369 MIL03369

Macroscopic Description: Tim McCoy, Lisa Collins
This lozenge-shaped meteorite has a rounded exterior peppered with 3 mm rust halos, and has a single comma shaped indentation. Most of the surface is relatively smooth, while the botom face shows a subtle relief of the Widmänstatten pattern.

Microscopic Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The meteorite was examined from a cut and etched surface, which bisects the long axis of the specimen. The cut surface exhibits prominent skeletal kamacite lamellae (L/W ~50) with bandwidths less than 0.2-0.5 mm set in approximately 40-50% plessite fields of both comb (~10%) and martensite (30-40%). The kamacite typically contain minute lathes of schreibersite crystals arrayed along the central long axis. The meteorite exhibits α2 structure throughout the prominent fissures in many of the kamacite lamellae. A thin fusion crust is preserved over some parts, and a heat altered zone approximately 0.5 mm thick underlies that fusion crust. The meteorite is similar to the IIIC iron Carlton, although appears to be more shock altered than Carlton.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 677:
Origin or pseudonym:Milan Ice Tongue
Mass (g):119.96
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° 14' 8"S, 156° 7' 19"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 11.7 km apart

     This is 1 of 43856 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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