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Grove Mountains 090333
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 090333
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 090333
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 38 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IAB-sLM
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLM    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLM.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 19 Oct 2017
Revised 5 Nov 2017: Corrected chem data
Writeup from MB 106:

Grove Mountains 090333 (GRV 090333)        72°49’31.1"S, 75°21’19.6"E


Find: 15 Jan 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-sLM)

History: During 2009/2010 field season, 1618 meteorite samples have been collected by CHINARE in Grove Mountains, East Antarctica.

Physical characteristics: This iron meteorite is covered with dark gray to black fusion crust, with total mass 38.02 g. The whole iron meteorite is nearly an ovoid. Some brown to dark-red traces appear in the cut face. Silicate inclusions cannot be observed by naked eye. Dimensions:2.8 × 1.2 × 2.1 mm.

Petrography: In polished section, there are some dark, long bars of kamacite that are mixed with taenite and cracked minerals. Some small, dark minerals also can be seen in the matrix. A Widmanstaetten patter is visible.

Geochemistry: The concentrations of trace elements show the iron meteorite belongs to the IAB chemical group: Co = 0.51%; Ni = 13.45%; Ga = 33.7 ppm; As = 17.7 ppm; Ge = 78.4 ppm; Ir = 0.83 ppm.

Classification: IAB iron meteorite

Specimens: The main mass and one section are on deposited at PRIC.

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Origin or pseudonym:Ice Field
Date:15 Jan 2010
Mass (g):38.02
Class:Iron, IAB-sLM
Classifier:B. Miao, M. Shao, GUT G. Wang, GIGCAS
Type spec mass (g):38.02
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
   and collections
PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
GIGCAS: Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (institutional address)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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