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Miller Range 05082
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05082
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05082
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 12 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CB
Recommended:  CB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as CB.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CB chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 18110
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05082
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18110
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x1.75x2.25
Weight (g): 11.980
Meteorite Type: CB Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has 10% brown/black fusion crust. The black and white crystalline matrix has large 3-7 mm sized chondrules, rusty and gray in color.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section consists of subequal amounts of metal and sulfide. Metal occurs as rounded particles up to 4 mm in diameter. Chondrules and chondrules fragments up to 0.5 mm are dominated by radiating pyroxene textures with olivine present. Silicates are magnesian (Fa1-3, Fs1-3). The meteorite is similar to the bencubbinite/CB chondrites and resembles Gujba in some respects (Weisberg et al., 2002, LPSC XXXIII, #1551).

Thin Section Images

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MIL 05082 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05082 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05082 - Reflected Light MIL 05082 - Reflected Light

Lab Images

MIL 05082 Image

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 888:
Mass (g):12
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-3
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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JSC A photo is in the write-up above

     Recommended::   (83° 18' 0"S, 155° 52' 12"E)

     This is 1 of 44248 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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