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Elephant Moraine 96002
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 10.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(1)  (1998)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 367 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from AMN 21(1):

Sample No.:

EET96002

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

3.0x2.0x1.5

Weight (g):

10.12

Meteorite Type:

Howardite

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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite has brown, bubbly fusion crust. Patches of black, glassy material are visible in certain areas on the fusion crust. The interior is a fine grained, tan matrix with numerous inclusions. These include one perfectly round, black glass bead, numerous green crystalline fragments, some as large as 5 mm across, basalt fragments and light gray and white fragments. Clear crystals and reddish mineral grains are found near the fusion crust. This meteorite was brecciated and very friable.

Thin Section (,4) Description: Brian Mason
EET96002 - Cross-Polarized LightThe section shows a microbreccia of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (grains up to 0.3 mm) with a few larger plagioclase clasts (up to 2.4 mm). Microprobe analyses show that most of the pyroxene is hypersthene (compositions clustered around Wo3Fs26) with some pigeonite (Wo5-14Fs35-52). Plagioclase composition is An91-95. The meteorite is a howardite.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 32:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):10.1
Class:How
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):26-52
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(1) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA      
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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     This is 1 of 38674 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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