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Meteorite Hills 00432
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00432
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00432
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 38.9 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 24(2)  (2001)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  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
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Writeup from AMN 24(2):
Sample No.: MET 00432
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13407
Dimensions (cm):   4.5x3.5x3.0
Weight (g): 38.900
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    MET00432
 
Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This irregularly shaped meteorite has a black exterior that is friable and crumbles easily. The black, chalk-like interior has small (< 1 mm) white chondrules.

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

MET 00432 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00432 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a matrix of Fe-rich serpentine. Matrix, whole chondrules and chondrule mesostasis have been aqueously altered, similar in degree to Nogoya. Olivine is Fa0-1. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table A1
  Line 34:
Origin or pseudonym:Lower Vee
Mass (g):38.9
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 24(2) (2001), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

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