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Meteorite Hills 00426
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00426
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00426
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 31.3 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 24(2)  (2001)  CR2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 188 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Writeup from AMN 24(2):
Sample No.: MET 00426
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13708
Dimensions (cm):   3.5x3.0x2.0
Weight (g): 31.326
Meteorite Type: CR2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Mostly weathered fusion crust covers about 40% of the exterior surface of this meteorite. The crust resembles an overcooked brownie. The rest of the exposed surface is dark brown in color and looks like an amalgamation of melted brown chondrules. The interior of this carbonaceous chondrite is black and contains irregular shaped clasts and numerous white and rust colored chondrules 1-2 mm in size. The meteorite was easily broken and is very friable.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach

MET 00426 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00426 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The section exhibits well-defined, metal-rich chondrules up to 3 mm and metal spheres up to 1 mm in a dark matrix of FeO-rich phyllosilicate. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa1-32, with most Fa0-2, and pyroxenes from Fs1-4Wo0-1. The meteorite is probably a CR2 chondrite.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 30:
Mass (g):31.3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-32
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-4
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 24(2) (2001), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

     This is 1 of 44048 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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