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Elephant Moraine 96077
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96077
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96077
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  EH3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  EH3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No.:

EET96077

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

0.5x0.5x0.4

Weight (g):

0.18

Meteorite Type:

EH3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite is smooth and brown. The interior is a rusty, dark matrix with small (<0.5 mm) rusty yellow chondrules visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96077 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of an aggregate of small chondrules (most less than 0.5 mm), chondrule fragments and pyroxene grains set in a highly-weathered matrix of abundant troilite, with minor niningerite, metal and schreibersite. Enstatite compositions are somewhat variable (Fs0-6), with most being Fs0-1. Metal contains ~2.5 wt. % Si. The meteorite is an enstatite chondrite, probably EH3.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 12:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):0.2
Class:EH3
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-6
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photographs from AMN:
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)

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