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Pecora Escarpment 01006
Basic information Name: Pecora Escarpment 01006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: PCA 01006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Planetary Studies Foundation (US)]
Mass:help 0.75 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  EL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Pecora Escarpment 01006

Pecora Escarpment, Antarctica

Find 2002 January 17

Enstatite chondrite (E4)

A 0.75 g meteorite was collected on the blue ice at Pecora Escarpment by a member of the Planetary Studies Foundation’s Antarctica 2002 Expedition.   Classification (Paul Sipiera, Harper College, Illinois): the probe section was dominated by pyroxene and no olivine was present.  The pyroxene analyses gave a mean composition of En 97.58, Fs 1.49, Wo 0.93 (n=28).  The Si content in the metal was determined to be 1.5 wt.%.  The petrologic type was determined petrographically.   Specimens: type specimen, 0.75 g, James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 5
  Line 4:
Date:Jan 2002
Latitude:85°41.011'S
Longitude:68°48.045'W
Mass (g):0.75
Pieces:1
Class:EL4
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:P. Sipiera, PSF
Type spec location:DuPont
Main mass:DuPont
Comments:See separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (85° 41' 1"S, 68° 48' 3"W)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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