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Szabo Bluff 12432
Basic information Name: Szabo Bluff 12432
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SZA 12432
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 163.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(2)  (2013)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2013
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Writeup from AMN 36(2):
Sample Number SZA 12432
Newsletter 36,2
Location Szabo Bluff
Field Number 24327
Dimensions 7.0 x 5.0 x 3.5
Weight 163.31
Original Classification CO3 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 0-73; Ferrosilite (mol%): 1
Weathering
Ce
Fracturing
C
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
40% of the surface has a black fusion crust and exhibits both dull and shiny areas. The fusion crust has polygonal fractures and evaporites. The interior matrix is brown and weathered with vague appearing chondrules.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of abundant small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments, a few CAIs (up to 2 mm) and mineral grains in a dark matrix. Metal and sulfide occur within the chondrules and in the matrix. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa0-73. One pyroxene analysis is Fs1Wo43. The matrix appears to consist largely of Fe-rich olivine. Terrestrial weathering effects are moderate. The meteorite is a CO3 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample SZA 12432
Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12432 in Cross-Polarized Light  West View of Sample SZA 12432  North View of Sample SZA 12432 
South View of Sample SZA 12432  East View of Sample SZA 12432  Top View of Sample SZA 12432 
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Date:2012
Mass (g):163.3
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Weathering grade:Ce
Fayalite (mol%):0-73
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):163.3
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 36(2) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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