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Larkman Nunatak 12002
Basic information Name: Larkman Nunatak 12002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAR 12002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 4.86 kg
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(2)  (2013)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 493 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2013
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Writeup from AMN 36(2):
Sample Number LAR 12002
Newsletter 36,2
Location Larkman Nunatak
Field Number 22620
Dimensions 17.5 x 12.7 x 12.6
Weight 4855.00
Original Classification CV3 chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 0-34
Weathering
A/B
Fracturing
A/B
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has a rough texture with patches of brown/black fractured fusion crust with abundant white, greenish-blue evaporites. The areas without fusion crust are dark gray to black color with abundant chondrules and CAIs visible. The interior is a dark gray to black matrix with abundant white and rusty inclusions, chondrules and CAIs of various sizes. Some oxidation is present.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-34. The meteorite is an unequilibrated CV3 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample LAR 12002
Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample LAR 12002 in Cross-Polarized Light  West View of Sample LAR 12002  Post Processing View of Sample LAR 12002 
Post Processing View of Sample LAR 12002  North View of Sample LAR 12002  South View of Sample LAR 12002  South View of Sample LAR 12002 
Splits View of Sample LAR 12002  Top View of Sample LAR 12002  East View of Sample LAR 12002  Bottom View of Sample LAR 12002 
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Date:2012
Mass (g):4855
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):0-34
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):4855
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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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 36(2) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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