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Miller Range 090106
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090106
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090106
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 115.5 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(2)  (2010)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 524 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 20808
Approved 12 Sep 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(2):
Sample Number MIL 090106
Pairing MIL 090105; MIL 090106; MIL 090107
Newsletter 33,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20808
Dimensions 4.2 x 4.0 x 3.0
Weight 115.5
Original Classification Diogenite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
Dull black fractured fusion crust covers about 70% of the exteriors. Areas without fusion crust are tannish gray. Some white/lighter inclusions visible. 107 has some evaporites on the surface. The interiors are a crème colored/tan matrix with some dark and light clasts/inclusions. A few larger yellowish clasts are visible.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The sections show coarse (up to 5 mm) comminuted pyroxene with minor interstitial plagioclase and SiO2. Pyroxenes exhibit blebby exsolution, with low-Ca pyroxene hosts of compositions Fs29-53Wo1-11 and high-Ca pyroxene exsolution of composition Fs14Wo40.  Fe/Mn ratios of the pyroxenes are ~30.  Feldspars are An82-91Or0.2-0.5.  These meteorites are diogenites, although the pyroxene is on the FeO-rich end of diogenites towards cumulate eucrites.  These are likely paired with MIL 07613.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090106
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing Post-Processing View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing South View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090106 Showing West View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090106 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090106 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
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Mass (g):115.5
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):29-51
Type spec mass (g):115.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
   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(2) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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