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Grove Mountains 090018
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 090018
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 090018
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 1.46 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, ungrouped
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 146 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Comments: Approved 19 Oct 2017
Revised 5 Nov 2017: Corrected chem data
Writeup from MB 106:

Grove Mountains 090018 (GRV 090018)        72°46’45.3"S, 75°19’23.5"E


Find: 8 Jan 2010

Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

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

Physical characteristics: This iron meteorite has black fusion crust with total mass 1.46 g. The sample is a piece of iron without silicate inclusions.

Petrography: In polished section, under reflected light, metal and troilite can be seen clearly. There are some dark areas filled with small minerals. Cracks can be seen in these gray minerals.

Geochemistry: The concentrations of trace elements (by ICP-MS) show the iron is ungrouped. The Ni = 8.75%; Co = 0.34%; Ga = 12.2 ppm; Ge = 2.41 ppm; Ir = 3.26 ppm; Au = 0.92 ppm. The Ni-Ga, Ni-Ge, and Ni-Ir diagrams don’t plot in any area of any chemical group.

Classification: Ungrouped iron meteorite

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

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Origin or pseudonym:Ice Field
Date:8 Jan 2010
Mass (g):1.46
Class:Iron, ungrouped
Classifier:B. Miao, M. Shao, GUT G. Wang, GIGCAS
Type spec mass (g):1.46
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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