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Elephant Moraine 96015
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.52 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(1)  (1998)  L3.4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L3.4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.4
Recommended:  L3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(1):

Sample No.:

EET96015

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

0.75x0.75x0.5

Weight (g):

0.52

Meteorite Type:

L3.4 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite has black patches of fusion crust with some brown rusty areas visible. The interior is a gray matrix with irregularly shaped euhedral/subhedral inclusions. The inclusions have dark rims and have an almost "interlocking" appearance. These inclusions are various colors and sizes.

Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason
EET96015 - Cross-Polarized LightThe section shows a close-packed aggregate of chondrules and chondrule fragments, up to 1.2 mm across, in a small amount of black matrix which contains accessory nickel-iron and troilite. Microprobe analyses show olivine of variable composition, Fa2-33, with a mean of Fa12. Pyroxene composition is Fs2-6.. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated L3.4).

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 44:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):0.5
Class:L3.4
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):2-33
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-6
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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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