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David Glacier 92308
Basic information Name: David Glacier 92308
     This is an official name for a relict meteorite. Relict meteorites are composed mostly of terrestrial minerals, but are thought to have once been meteorites. Note: evidence that this was once a meteorite may not have been critically evaluated.
Abbreviation: DAV 92308
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(1)  (1994)  Chondrite-fusion crust
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  Chondrite-fusion crust
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Chondrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Stone
Recommended:  Chondrite-fusion crust    [explanation]

Writeup from AMN 17(1):

Sample No.: DAV92308

Location: David Glacier

Dimensions (cm): 2.0 x 1.8 x 0.3

Weight (g): 1.7

Meteorite Type: Fusion crust (chondrite)


Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz

This flat specimen consists mostly of fusion crust. One side is frothy while the opposite side is smooth and contains evaporite deposit. One or two light colored chondrules are present.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section consists of black fusion crust with a single chondrule of granular olivine, 3.6 mm across. There is insufficient material to characterize this meteorite and it is reported as fusion crust (chondrite).


Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 21:
Mass (g):1.7
Class:FCr (chon)
Weathering grade:Be
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(1) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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