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Miller Range 05069
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05069
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05069
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 76.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(2)  (2007)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 18158
Approved 31 Aug 2007
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Writeup from AMN 30(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05069
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18158
Dimensions (cm):   4.3 x 3.4 x 3.0
Weight (g): 76.452
Meteorite Type:

EH3 Chondrite



Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior is dull brown/black with rusty areas. The interior is a rusty brown/black.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Lauren LaCroix and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 2.5 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix rich in metal and sulfide. Chondrules contain moderate to small abundances of olivine. Microprobe analyses show the olivine is Fa0-1 and pyroxene is Fs0-2. The meteorite is a type 3 enstatite chondrite, probably an EH3.



Thin Section Images

Plane-Polarized
Light MIL 05069
Cross Polarized Light
MIL 05069
MIL05069 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL05069 - Cross Polarized Light



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MIL 05069

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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 30(2) (2007), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 18' 3"S, 155° 45' 29"E)

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     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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