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Miller Range 03377
Basic information Name: Miller Range 03377
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 03377
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 129.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CO3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  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
Comments: Field number: 13602
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 03377; MIL 03442; MIL 05024; MIL 05104
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 13602; 13285; 18062; 18051
Dimensions (cm):   5.0x5.0x3.0; 5.0x3.0x2.0; 4.9x4.6x3.2; 4.0x3.0x2.0
Weight (g): 129.750; 63.835; 196.630; 41.018
Meteorite Type: C03 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
Exterior surfaces are covered with smooth chocolate brown to black fusion crust. The interiors range from hard to soft black rusty matrix with dark and light colored chondrules/inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The sections are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections consist 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 Fa0-55, with a continuous range of intermediate compositions and a slight peak at Fa1-5. Pyroxene is Fs1-2. The meteorites are CO3 chondrites.

Thin Section Images

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MIL 03377
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MIL 03377
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MIL 03442
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MIL 03442
MIL 03377 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 03377 - Plane-Polarized Light <a href=MIL 03442 - Cross-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 03442 - Plane-Polarized Light">
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MIL 05024
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MIL 05024
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MIL 05104
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MIL 05104
<a href=MIL 05024 - Cross-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 05024 - Plane-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 05104 - Cross-Polarized Light"> <a href=MIL 05104 - Plane-Polarized Light">

Lab Images

MIL 03377 Image P
<a href=MIL 03442 Image North" border="0">
<a href=MIL 05024 Image North" border="0">
<a href=MIL 05104 and 03824 Image North" border="0">

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 764:
Mass (g):129.8
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-42
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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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Photographs from AMN:
JSC A photo is in the write-up above

     Recommended::   (83° 27' 32"S, 156° 40' 59"E)

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