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Grove Mountains 130487
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 130487
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 130487
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 1.55 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 763 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 Jan 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Grove Mountains 130487 (GRV 130487)        72°47’2"S, 75°17’45"E

Antarctica

Find: 2014 Jan 24

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture. The amount of chondrules and their fragments is up to about 75 vol.%. Their sizes vary from 0.1 mm to 2 mm and they are well delineated. They have barred olivine, porphyritic and radial olivine textures. All petrographic features indicate a petrological type of 3. Combined with the Fa value and the amout of metal/sulfide indicate that this meteorite belongs to L group. Undulatory extinction and irregular fractures in olivine reveal a shock stage of S2.

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

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:ice field
Date:2014 Jan 24
Latitude:72°47'2"S
Longitude:75°17'45"E
Mass (g):1.55
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.28±1.62 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.24±2.76 (n=10)
Classifier:Z. Xia,B. Miao, L. Xie, G. Chen, X. Jia, X. Guo, X. Wang, GUT
Type spec mass (g):1.55
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Finder:CHINARE
Comments:YX 058 (appears in Chinese literature); submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 47' 2"S, 75° 17' 45"E)

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     This is 1 of 43331 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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