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Meteorite Hills 00711
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00711
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00711
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 17 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 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
Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: MET 00711
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13369
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x2.5x1.5
Weight (g): 17.013
Meteorite Type: CO3 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
100% of the exterior is covered with brown/black fusion crust with oxidation halos. The interior is mostly rusty with tiny patches of gray matrix. This meteorite has a high metal content.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy
The section consists of abundant small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments and mineral grains in a dark matrix. Metal and sulfide occur within and rimming the chondrules. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa5-34, with a clustering of compositions around Fa34. Orthopyroxene is Fs1-11. The meteorite is a CO3 chondrite of moderately high subtype (estimated 3.6) and is almost certainly paired with MET 00694 and MET 00737.

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Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 114:
Mass (g):17.013
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):5-34
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-11
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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::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

     This is 1 of 43699 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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