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Miller Range 07709
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07709
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07709
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 77.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 642 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Field number: 17989
Approved 8 Sep 2008
Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07709
Pairing MIL 07673; MIL 07709
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 17989
Dimensions 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.3
Weight 77.22
Original Classification CO3 Chondrites
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior is covered with brown/black shiny fusion crust with pits, evaporites and oxidation haloes. The interiors consist of a gray and black matrix with tiny light inclusions.
Thin Section (,3) Description - Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
These sections are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections consist of abundant small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments and mineral grains in a dark matrix. Metal and sulfide occur within and rimming the chondrules. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa1-62, with a continuous range of intermediate compositions and a slight peak at Fa20-40. Two pyroxene analyses range from Fs1-8Wo2-4. The meteorites are CO3 chondrites.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07709
MIL07709,8_5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07709,8_5x_ppl.jpg  MIL07709,8_2.5x_xpl.jpg  mil07709,0b.jpg 
mil07709,0e.jpg  mil07709,0n.jpg  mil07709,0pie.jpg  mil07709,0post.jpg 
mil07709,0post1.jpg  mil07709,0s.jpg  mil07709,0w.jpg  MIL07709,8_2.5x_ppl.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 516:
Mass (g):77.2
Weathering grade:B
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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° 24' 19"S, 156° 0' 36"E)

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