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Elephant Moraine 96262
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96262
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96262
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 54.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  Ureilite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 495 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No.:

EET96262

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

5.5x3.0x2.0

Weight (g):

54.18

Meteorite Type:

Ureilite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this ureilite has a black, rough fusion crust most of which has weathered. The interior is a dark crystalline sugary texture with some rust. Some metal grains are present. There are light colored inclusions with minor rust.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96262 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of an aggregate of olivine grains up to 2 mm across. Individual grains are rimmed by moderately weathered carbon-rich material containing traces of metal and troilite. Olivine grains exhibit undulatory extinction. Olivines, both cores and rims are relatively homogeneous at Fa14-15. The meteorite is a ureilite.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 190:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):54.2
Class:Ur
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):14-15
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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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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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