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Miller Range 090036
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090036
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090036
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 245 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(2)  (2010)  Lunar-anorthositic breccia
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Lunar (anorth)
Recommended:  Lunar (anorth)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (anorth).   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 20047
Approved 12 Sep 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(2):
Sample Number MIL 090036
Newsletter 33,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20047
Dimensions 9.0 x 6.5 x 3.0
Weight 244.83
Original Classification Lunar-Anorth. Breccia
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite is smooth with no obvious fusion crust. There is a thin yellow ochre film on two surfaces, possibly weathered fusion crust. The meteorite is obviously brecciated and one face also has penetrating fractures. The interior reveals gray clasts in a matrix of dark material that has within it smaller <mm sized white and gray clasts. This lunar breccia is moderately hard, with softer gray clasts.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of an extremely fine-grained matrix with isolated mineral grains and fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts in all size ranges up to 1 mm. Dark/opaque clasts exist in this meteorite that do not appear in MIL 090034. Microprobe analyses reveal olivine of Fa16-46, pyroxene in a wide range of compositions from pigeonite Fs19-30Wo4-7 with intermediate and more FeO-rich compositions (one pyroxene of Fs51), and plagioclase of An86-96. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene averages ~62. This meteorite is a basalt-bearing anorthositic regolith breccia.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090036
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing Top View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing West View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing Splits  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing Bottom View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090036 Showing South View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090036 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090036 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
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Mass (g):244.8
Class:Lunar (anorth)
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):16-47
Ferrosilite (mol%):22-52
Type spec mass (g):244.8
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
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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(2) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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