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Miller Range 05137
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05137
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05137
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CM1
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CM1
Recommended:  CM1    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as CM1.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 1), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 18149
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05137
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18149
Dimensions (cm):   1.5x1.5x0.75
Weight (g): 2.419
Meteorite Type: CM1 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has black fusion crust on 25% of its surface. The interior has a lumpy black matrix with some evaporites and hard to distinguish chondrules.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section consists of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm) that have been completely replaced by phyllosilicate set in an Fe-rich serpentine matrix. No isolated mineral grains or CAIs are apparent; sulfide and carbonate grains are present. The section exhibits a strong fabric formed by the alignment of elongated remnant chondrules. Unaltered olivine or pyroxene grains of sufficient size for microprobe analyses were not found. This meteorite is a CM1 Chondrite.

Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized LightReflected Light
MIL 05137 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05137 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05137 - Reflected Light

Lab Images

MIL 05137 Image North

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 941:
Mass (g):2.4
Weathering grade:BE
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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

     Recommended::   (83° 17' 28"S, 155° 51' 54"E)

     This is 1 of 43857 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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