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Elephant Moraine 96011
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96011
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96011
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(1)  (1998)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 529 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(1):

Sample No

.:

EET96005;
EET96006;
EET96011;
EET96013;
EET96014

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

1.0x1.0x0.5;
4.5x3.5x2.5;
2.0x2.5x1.0;
1.7x1.5x0.7;
1.5x1.5x 0.7

Weight (g):

1.36;
42.2;
5.34;
2.13;
2.34

Meteorite Type:

C2 Chondrites

EET96006 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
These carbonaceous chondrites a have black, rough fusion crust with a dull luster. The surface is pitted and bubbles are present on some of the exterior. The interior is a dull black color with some gray, splotchy inclusions and minor rust. Most of the inclusions are <1 mm in size.

Thin Section (EET 96005,2; 96006,2; 96011,2; 96013,2; 96014,2) Description: Brian Mason

EET96005 - Cross-Polarized Ligth
EET96005
The sections are so similar that a single description will suffice; the meteorites are probably paired. The sections show a few small chondrules (up to 0.6 mm) and numerous mineral grains in a black matrix; trace amounts of nickel-iron and sulfide are present as small scattered grains. Microprobe analyses show most of the olivine grains near Mg2 SiO4 but with a few iron-rich grains; pyroxene compositions are Fs1-4. The matrix consists mainly of iron-rich serpentine. The meteorites are C2 chondrites.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 40:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):5.3
Class:C2
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-31
Comments:96005 pairing group
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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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Geography:

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

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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