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Miller Range 07006
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  Lunar (basaltic breccia)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  Lunar basaltic breccia
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  Lunar feldspathic breccia
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 17961
Approved 8 Sep 2008
Revised 12 Feb 2010: reclassified in AMN 33(1)
Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07006
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 17961
Dimensions 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.75
Weight 1.368
Original Classification Lunar Basaltic Breccia
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior has no fusion crust and consists of a black matrix with visible clasts. The interior is a black matrix with gray, tan and white clasts.
Thin Section (,3) Description - Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
The section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 2.5 mm. The matrix is extremely fine-grained and shock-darkened and melted in places. The pyroxene compositions range from Fs53Wo7 to Fs28Wo41 with a range of intermediate compositions. Plagioclase is An96 Olivine is Fa41-52 . This meteorite is a basaltic lunar breccia, probably a regolith breccia. Fe/Mn ratio is 38-57.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07006
MIL07006,3_2.5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07006,3_2.5x_ppl.jpg  mil07006,0e.jpg  mil07006,0n.jpg 
mil07006,0s.jpg  mil07006,0,1i.jpg  mil07006,0w.jpg  MIL07006,3_5x_xpl.jpg 

Writeup from AMN 33(1):
MIL 07006 original classification in AMN 31, no. 2 as a lunar basaltic breccia, but additional studies of more thin sections have revealed a predominance of feldspathic material over basaltic [1,2]. This is also reflected in the bulk composition which has high Al2O3 like other feldspathic regolith breccia [1]. MIL 07006 is reclassified as an lunar anorthositic regolith breccia.

[1] Liu, Y. et al. (2009) LPSC XL, #2105.
[2] Korotev, R.L. et al. (2009) LPSC XL, #1137.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 479:
Mass (g):1.4
Class:Lunar basaltic breccia
Weathering grade:B
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(1) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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