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Larkman Nunatak 06279
Basic information Name: Larkman Nunatak 06279
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAR 06279
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 730 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  LL3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  LL3.8
Recommended:  LL3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites classified as LL3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(1):
Sample Number LAR 06279
Pairing LAR 06279; LAR 06283; LAR 06320
Newsletter 33,1
Location Larkman Nunataks
Field Number 19898
Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 4.0
Weight 729.800
Original Classification LL3.8 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
These chondrites all have black fusion crust with rusty areas and oxidation haloes. Areas without fusion crust are brown. The interior is a gray to black matrix with some oxidation and metal. Inclusions and chondrules are visible on the exterior as well as the interior and are lighter than the matrix and vary in size.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The sections exhibit numerous large, well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) and occasional melt clasts in a matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal, and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa2-44 and pyroxenes from Fs3-28. The meteorites are LL3 chondrites (estimated subtype 3.8).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample LAR 06279
lar06279,0e.jpg  lar06279,0n.jpg  lar06279,0pie.jpg  lar06279,0post.jpg 
lar06279,0s.jpg  lar06279,0w.jpg  LAR06279_2.5PPL.jpg  LAR06279_2.5XN.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 49:
Mass (g):729.8
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):14-40
Ferrosilite (mol%): 6-19
Type spec location:JSC, SI
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Fracturing A
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(1) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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     This is 1 of 40753 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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