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Outer Recovery Icefields 18002
Basic information Name: Outer Recovery Icefields 18002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: OUT 18002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Antarctica [Collected by the Lost Meteorites of Antarctica project, UK]
Mass:help 21.1 g
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6210 approved meteorites (plus 9 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 May 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Outer Recovery Icefields 18002 (OUT 18002)        81°24.92117’S, 18°10.12300’W

Antarctica, Antarctica

Find: 2019 Jan 06

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: The meteorite was recovered as part of the Lost Meteorites of Antarctica project, which was funded in the UK by the Leverhulme Trust and supported by the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Manchester. These samples were collected as part of the project’s first field season in austral summer December 2018 - January 2019 by a two person field party consisting of Katherine Joy and Julie Baum. Found on blue ice surface at Outer Recovery Icefields ice field 1 (north icefield). Altitude 1379 m.

Physical characteristics: Mass: 21.09 g. Pieces: 1. Dimensions: 2 cm × 2 cm × 2 cm. A blocky, whole stone with 60-70% black fusion crust and dark brown interior.

Petrography: Equilibrated texture with some poorly defined relict chondrules (up to 0.8 mm). Metal and sulfide grains occur as grains up to 0.5 mm throughout, and as small blebs in relict chondrules.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: All analyses by EPMA. Olivine Fa19.6±0.3 (N=11), Pyroxene Fs17.1±0.3Wo1.8±0.1 (N=6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Specimens: 19.96 g type specimen (main mass) held at the NHM London.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Outer Recovery Icefields
Date:2019 Jan 06
Mass (g):21.09
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):19.6±0.3 (N=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±0.3 (N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±0.1 (N=6)
Magnetic suscept.:5.28
Classifier:J. L. MacArthur, K. H. Joy and R. H. Jones, UMan
Type spec mass (g):19.96
Type spec location:NHM London
Main mass:NHM London
Finder:Julie Baum
Comments:Field ID:000002 BAS ID: Z18.1.2; submitted by J. L. MacArthur, UMan
   and collections
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
UMan: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, United Kingdom (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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