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Elephant Moraine 96018
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96018
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96018
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.9 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)  C2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  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.:

EET96018

Location:

Elephant Morraine

Dimensions (cm):

2.5x1.5x0.5

Weight (g):

5.89

Meteorite Type:

C2 Chondrite

EET96018 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Katlheen McBride
Thin purplish fusion crust covers 90% of the exterior surface. Polygonal fractures are present on the surface and the fusion crust has a very fine bubbly texture, almost iridescent in nature. The interior is dull black with a white evaporite ring between the fusion crust and matrix. A few visible chondrules are present.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules, chondrule fragments, and small mineral grains in a black matrix; fusion crust is present along one edge. The chondrules and many of the mineral grains consist of an isotropic to weakly birefringent serpentine; a few of the mineral grains consist of calcite. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite, but differs in mineral composition and texture from the EET96005 C2 group.

EET96018 - Cross-Polarized Light EET96018 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 47:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):5.9
Class:C2
Weathering grade:Be
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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 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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