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Mount Fleming 10003
Basic information Name: Mount Fleming 10003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FLE 10003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Antarctica [Collected jointly by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy, and Korean Expedition for Antarctic Meteorites (KOREAMET)]
Mass:help 510 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 63 approved meteorites classified as L3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 6 Jul 2024
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Writeup from MB 113:

Mount Fleming 10003 (FLE 10003)        77°32.501’S, 160°03.395’E

Antarctica

Find: 2011 Jan 25

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3-6)

Physical characteristics: 9.5 × 7.0 × 5.0 cm, 70% crusted

Petrography: A. Fiorelli (MNA-SI); Polymict Breccia: presence of PP, RP, POP and PO chondrules and BO, RP, RP chondrules fragment (Mean Diameter ~500 µm with clear isotropic glass, predominance of twinned monoclinic low-Ca pyroxene)

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: A. Fiorelli (MNA-SI) presence of Type IA; IB; IAB chondrules and chondrules fragment (Mean Diameter ~500 µm) with low Fayalite and Ferrosilite content: Fa11.55±4.7 (N=6); Fs6.61±3.12 (N12). Chondrule PO IA (Diamter ~100 µm) with pure forsterite: Fa0.8 (N=1)

Data from:
  MB113
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:Mount Fleming icefield
Date:2011 Jan 25
Latitude:77°32.501'S
Longitude:160°03.395'E
Mass (g):509.6
Pieces:1
Class:L3-6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.6±0.4 (N=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.9 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.2 (N=10)
Magnetic suscept.:4.7
Classifier:A. Fiorelli (MNA-SI), L. Folco (DST-PI)
Type spec mass (g):267.45; 237.2
Type spec location:MNA-SI, KOPRI
Main mass:MNA-SI
Finder:PNRA-KOREAMET
Comments:Submitted by A. Fiorelli (MNA-SI)
Institutions
   and collections
DST-PI: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
KOPRI: Korea Polar Research Institute, 26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, 406-840, South Korea; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (77° 32' 30"S, 160° 3' 24"E)

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     This is 1 of 45039 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3472 unapproved names)
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