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Allan Hills 84008
Basic information Name: Allan Hills 84008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALH 84008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 302 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 8(2)  (1985)  Aubrite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  Aubrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Aubrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Aubrite
Recommended:  Aubrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 63 approved meteorites classified as Aubrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Aubrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 8(2):

Sample No : ALH84008

Location: Allan Hills

Weight (g): 301.6

Field No.: 2884

Dimensions (cm): 8 x 8 x 6

Meteorite Type: Aubrite

 

Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz

This aubrite fragment has a small amount of black fusion crust and more of the yellowish fusion crust(?) remaining on its surface. The specimen is a complex breccia with large clean white clasts, smaller light clasts with dark inclusions, dark blebs (possibly metal), dark clasts, and areas of dark material with light clasts.

 

Thin Section (,3) Description: Glenn MacPherson

See ALH84007 for description.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 974:
Origin or pseudonym:Middle Western
Mass (g):301.6
Class:Aub
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):0
Ferrosilite (mol%):0
Comments:83009 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 8(2) (1985), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 52' 57"S, 158° 34' 46"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 33.3 km apart

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