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Miller Range 07708
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 26.3 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  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: 17596
Approved 8 Sep 2008
Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07708
Pairing MIL 07676; MIL 07679; MIL 07708
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 17596
Dimensions 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5
Weight 26.378
Original Classification CM2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Roger Harrington
The fusion crust on these paired meteorites ranges from dull black to none present. Those lacking fusion crust have a dull black exterior. The fine grained black matrix has very small (<1 mm) tan inclusions. There is a trace amount of white evaporite material visible in two of the meteorites.
Thin Section (,6) Description - Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
These sections are so similar that a single description suffices. 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 Fa0-46, orthopyroxene is Fs4 The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07708
MIL07708,6_5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07708,6_2.5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07708,6_5x_ppl.jpg  MIL07708,6_2.5x_ppl.jpg 
MIL07708,0BN.jpg  MIL07708,0,1,3.jpg  MIL07708,0TE.jpg  MIL07708,0TN.jpg 
MIL07708,0TS.jpg  MIL07708,0TW.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 515:
Mass (g):26.3
Weathering grade:A/BE
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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     Recommended::   (83° 29' 32"S, 156° 56' 17"E)

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