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Dominion Range 08016
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 08016
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 08016
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 6.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 626 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(1):
Sample Number DOM 08016
Newsletter 33,1
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 18296
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.0
Weight 6.190
Original Classification CM2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior is a dull brown color with polygonal fractures. The interior is dark brown to black and has <mm sized white inclusions. There is rusting along a penetrating fracture. Evaporites and metal are visible.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan
The section consists of moderately abundant small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains, and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal, sulfide and carbonate grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-31 pyroxene is Fs3-19. Aqueous alteration of the matrix is substantial, but the chondrules are only modestly altered. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 08016
dom08016,0,1i.jpg  DOM08016_2.5PPLCM.jpg  DOM08016_2.5REFCM.jpg  DOM08016_2.5XNCM.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 16:
Mass (g):6.2
Weathering grade:B/Ce
Fayalite (mol%): 1-31
Ferrosilite (mol%): 3-19
Type spec location:JSC, SI
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Fracturing B/C
   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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