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Miller Range 07448
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07448
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07448
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 42.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  IAB/IIICD
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 79 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 18646
Approved 8 Sep 2008
Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07448
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 18646
Dimensions 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0
Weight 42.441
Original Classification Iron (IAB-IIICD)
Macroscopic Description - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
This roughly spherical meteorite is heavily pitted with one end appearing to be broken. The exterior surface has a prominent fusion crust with rust halos associated with pitting. Some pits have a distinctive linear aspect that suggests a Widmanstätten structure.
Thin Section Description - Tim McCoy, Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The meteorite was examined from a cut and etched surface, which bisects the specimen. The meteorite appears to have been heavily shocked and exhibits α2 structure throughout, with abundant Neumann bands and little Widmanstätten pattern preserved. A heat altered zone ~800 microns thick underlies a small amount of highly weathered fusion crust. The meteorite is polycrystalline with large kamacite grains up to 2 mm wide (L/W ~5) separated by thin ribbons of zoned taenite which reach up to 100 microns in width and which have been preferentially weathered producing veins of hydrated iron oxides cross-cutting the specimen. Scattered pockets of graphite, in many cases mixed with hydrated iron oxides of terrestrial origin, are found throughout the meteorite. A line scan across the meteorite suggests a composition of 7.0 wt.% Ni and 0.2 wt.% P. The meteorite is an iron. The composition and bandwidth suggest a tentative classification of IAB-IIICD.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07448
MIL07448,2_2.5x_ref.jpg  mil07448,0B.jpg  mil07448,0E.jpg  mil07448,0N.jpg 
mil07448,0S.jpg  mil07448,0W.jpg 
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
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