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Miller Range 05112
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05112
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05112
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 622 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 18057
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05112; MIL 05124
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18057; 18122
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.5x1.0; 2.0x1.0x1.0
Weight (g): 2.754; 2.591
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of 05112 is yellow brown with fractures; 05124 has patches of purplish black fusion crust. The interiors are brown and black with light colored inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Emma Bullock
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-20. The matrix consists pre-dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.

Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized Light
MIL 05112
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MIL 05112
Reflected Light
MIL 05112
MIL 05112 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05112 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05112 - Reflected Light
Cross-Polarized Light
MIL 05124
Plane-Polarized Light
MIL 05124
Reflected Light
MIL 05124
<a href=MIL 05124 - Cross-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 05124 - Plane-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 05124 - Reflected Light">

Lab Images

MIL 05112 Image North
<a href=MIL 05124 Image North" border="0">

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 917:
Mass (g):2.8
Fayalite (mol%):1-20
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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° 21' 2"S, 156° 16' 37"E)

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