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Dominion Range 08002
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 08002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 08002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 173.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  LL-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  LL-impact melt
Recommended:  LL-imp melt    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as LL-imp melt.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(1):
Sample Number DOM 08002
Newsletter 33,1
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 17134
Dimensions 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.0
Weight 173.220
Original Classification LL Chondrite (Impact Melt)
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
80% of the exterior is covered with brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures and evaporates. The interior has a medium gray matrix with lighter gray clasts that range in size from 0.5 – 1.5 mm.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan
This section consists of a matrix of individual mineral fragments up to 100 microns in a melt-textured matrix with rounded to ellipsoidal metal-sulfide blebs. It also exhibits larger (up to several mm) unmelted chondritic fragments with relict barred olivine and radial pyroxene chondrules. Olivine is Fa30, pyroxene is Fs25. This meteorite is an LL chondrite impact melt breccia.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 08002
dom08002,0,1,3.jpg  dom08002,0e.jpg  dom08002,0n.jpg  dom08002,0p.jpg 
dom08002,0s.jpg  dom08002,0t.jpg  dom08002,0w.jpg  DOM08002_2,5pplLIM.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 2
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Mass (g):173.2
Class:LL-impact melt
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):30
Ferrosilite (mol%):25
Type spec location:JSC, SI
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Fracturing A/B
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(1) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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     This is 1 of 44248 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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