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Miller Range 07687
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07687
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07687
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 621 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: 18659
Approved 4 Mar 2009
Writeup from AMN 32(1):
Sample Number MIL 07687
Newsletter 32,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 18659
Dimensions 1.5 x 2.0 x 1.0
Weight 5.490
Original Classification CO3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
90% rough brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures covers the exterior surface. The interior is a fine grained brown/black matrix with evaporites. The meteorite has a rusty oxidation rind and small (mm sized) rust colored chondrules are visible.
Thin Section (,3) Description - Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists 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 Fa1-50, with a strongly bimodal distribution (Fa0-1 and Fa40-50). Two pyroxene analyses range from Fs3-41. The meteorite is a CO3 chondrite.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07687
MIL07687ppl.jpg  MIL07687ref.jpg  MIL0768xn.jpg  mil07686,687n.jpg 
mil07686,687s.jpg  mil07687,0,1i.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 507:
Mass (g):5.5
Weathering grade:CE
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 32(1) (2009), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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