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MacKay Glacier 05219
Basic information Name: MacKay Glacier 05219
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MCY 05219
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 145 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MCY 05219
Location: MacKay Glacier
Field No.: 17360
Dimensions (cm):   6.0x4.0x3.5
Weight (g): 144.994
Meteorite Type: CV3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
10% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust with the exposed interior revealing a gray to black matrix with tan and gray inclusions. The interior is a black matrix with numerous chondrules of various shades of gray, a few gray angular clasts are visible. This meteorite is very hard.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-4. The meteorite is a CV3 chondrite.



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
MCY 05219 - Cross-Polarized Light MCY 05219 - Plane-Polarized Light



Lab Images

MCY 05219 Image

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 681:
Mass (g):145
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-4
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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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JSC A photo is in the write-up above
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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