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Miller Range 13317
Basic information Name: Miller Range 13317
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 13317
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 32.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 38(2)  (2015)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 329 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 22275
Approved 28 Aug 2015
Writeup from AMN 38(2):
Sample Number MIL 13317
Newsletter 38,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 22275
Dimensions 3.3 x 3.1 x 2.0
Weight 32.25
Original Classification Lunar Anorth. Breccia
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 28-49
Macroscopic Description - Mitchell Haller
A patch of glossy black fusion crust covers 25% of the exterior. Areas without fusion crust have a greenish tint with large inclusions visible. The interior is a light to dark gray breccia with white inclusions and numerous clasts ranging in size from 1 mm to 1 cm.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
This meteorite is a breccia comprised of coarse- and fine-grained clasts up to 8 mm in maximum dimension, set in a comminuted matrix. The clasts are heavily shocked to impact melted. Pyroxenes range from Fs28Wo11 to Fs49Wo35 with a nearly continuous range of intermediate compositions. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~60. Plagioclase is An80-98Or0-1. The meteorite is lunar.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 13317
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 13317   Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13317 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13317 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13317 in Plane-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13317 in Cross-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification  Photo of Entire Thin Section of MIL 13317 ,2 in Plane-Polarized Light 
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Mass (g):32.2
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):28-49
Type spec mass (g):32.2
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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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 38(2) (2015), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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