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Buckley Island 10943
Basic information Name: Buckley Island 10943
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BUC 10943
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 27.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 526 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number BUC 10943
Newsletter 34,2
Location Buckley Island
Field Number 21415
Dimensions 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.0
Weight 27.752
Original Classification CO3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
This carbonaceous chondrite has 40% of its exterior covered with fractured black fusion crust, frothy in some areas. Areas without fusion crust are gray to black with some brown weathered areas. Some evaporites and small light colored/weathered inclusions/chondrules are visible. The interior matrix is dark gray to black with abundant mm sized white to light gray inclusions. Matrix around the rim is weathered brown.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
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. Glass within chondrules appears to be very clear/fresh. CAIs are abundant (mostly Type A), and range in size up to 1 mm. AOAs up to 1 mm are present, as well. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa0-39. This is a CO3 chondrite (likely type 3.0-3.2).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample BUC 10943
Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10943 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing Top View 
Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing North View  Pie Shot of Sample BUC 10943  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing Pre-processing View 
Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing South View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10943 Showing West View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 39:
Date:2010
Mass (g):27.8
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-39
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):27.8
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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