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Allan Hills A81094
Basic information Name: Allan Hills A81094
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALHA81094
This meteorite may also be called Allan Hills 81094 (ALH 81094) in publications.

Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 152 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 6(2)  (1983)  H6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6375 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from AMN 6(2):

Sample No.: ALHA81094

Location: Allan Hills

Field No.: 1108

Weight (gms): 152.0

Meteorite Type: A Chondrite


Physical Description: Carol Schwarz

Shiny black to brown fusion crust covers this specimen. Several large fractures penetrate the interior. The interior is dark red brown with no features distinguishable. Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Petrographic Description: Brian Mason

Chondrules are present, but are extensively integrated with the granular groundmass, which consists largely of olivine and pyroxene, with minor amounts of nickel-iron, troilite, and plagioclase. Weathering is extensive, with limonitic staining and small areas of limonite throughout the section. Microprobe analyses gave the following compositions: olivine, Fa19; orthopyroxene, Fs16; plagioclase, An12 . The meteorite is an H6 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 617:
Origin or pseudonym:Near Western
Mass (g):152
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):19
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 6(2) (1983), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 42' 54"S, 158° 47' 7"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 22.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 43352 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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