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MacAlpine Hills 02606
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02606
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02606
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 540 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 14548
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Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: MAC 02606
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14548
Dimensions (cm):   3.5x1.25x1.5
Weight (g): 7.158
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    MAC02606 MAC02606

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Purplish black fusion crust covers 50% of the exterior. Interior is charcoal black with mm sized white or light colored chondrules.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy

MAC 02606 - Cross-Polarized Light MAC 02606 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section is extensively altered, with a few large olivines surviving. Chondrules reach up to a mm and isolated mineral grains are present. Rare sulfide grains are also present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-2. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 66:
Mass (g):7.158
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0-2
Ferrosilite (mol%): -
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 16' 31"S, 160° 1' 55"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 8.4 km apart

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