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Miller Range 03439
Basic information Name: Miller Range 03439
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 03439
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  H3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 11376
Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 03439
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 11376
Dimensions (cm):   1.0x1.25x0.75
Weight (g): 1.367
Meteorite Type: H3 Chondrite


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa2-20 and pyroxenes are Fs0-15. The meteorite is an H3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6).



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
MIL 03439 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 03439 - Plane-Polarized Light



Lab Images

MIL 03439 Image North

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 805:
Mass (g):1.4
Class:H3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):2-20
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-15
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 17' 52"S, 156° 6' 36"E)

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