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Pecora Escarpment 02010
Basic information Name: Pecora Escarpment 02010
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: PCA 02010
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 70.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: PCA 02010
Location: Pecora Escarpment
Field No.: 13635
Dimensions (cm):   5.5x3.5x3.0
Weight (g): 70.772
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    PCA02010 PCA02010

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
30% of the exterior has a thick, black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The exposed interior is brown with tiny chondrules of various colors. The interior is s rusty gray matrix with white chondrules < mm in size. It has an oxidation rind and is relatively hard and contains some metal.

Thin Section (,6) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach

PCA 02010 - Plane-Polarized Light PCA 02010 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.8 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-36, orthopyroxene is Fs1-6. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. Chondrules are flattened and exhibit a distinctive preferred alignment. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 697:
Mass (g):70.772
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-36
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-6
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(2) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     Recommended::   (85° 38'S, 68° 42'W)

     This is 1 of 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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