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Elephant Moraine 96103
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96103
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96103
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 4.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  EH4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  EH4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH4
Recommended:  EH4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as EH4.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No.:

EET96103

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

2.5x1.5x1.0

Weight (g):

4.26

Meteorite Type:

EH4 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This meteorite is a dull brown-black color with oxidation halos. The fusion crust covers 100% of the surface area. The interior is very weathered. It has a fine grained, sugary textured matrix with some metal. It is very rusty.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96103 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of an aggregate of small chondrules (most less than 0.5 mm), chondrule fragments and pyroxene grains with metal, troilite, daubreelite and niningerite. Weathering is extensive, including weathering veins. Enstatite is Fs0-2. One grain of free silica was analyzed and metal contains ~1.8 wt % Si. The meteorite is an EH4 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 34:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):4.3
Class:EH4
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
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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)

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