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Cumulus Hills 04016
Basic information Name: Cumulus Hills 04016
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: CMS 04016
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 162.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(1)  (2006)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 663 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2005
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Writeup from AMN 29(1):
Sample No.: CMS 04016
Location: Cumulus Ridge
Field No.: 14674
Dimensions (cm):   5.0x4.0x3.0
Weight (g): 162.069
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite
CMS 04016 CMS 04016


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior and interior of this meteorite is rusty with a high metal content.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Valerie Reynolds
Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
CMS 04016 - Cross-Polarized Light CMS 04016 - Plane-Polarized Light
The section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. The meteorite is moderately weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa1-26, with most grains Fa20-26, and pyroxenes from Fs5-12. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.8).
Data from:
  MB91
  Table 4
  Line 14:
Mass (g):162.1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):1-26
Ferrosilite (mol%):5-12
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(1) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA         
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38674 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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