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Miller Range 05152
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05152
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05152
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 46.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  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: 18000
Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05152
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18000
Dimensions (cm):   4.75x4.0x2.0
Weight (g): 46.607
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Small patches of purplish-black fusion crust are on the exterior; some evaporites are present. The interior is a black matrix with tiny light colored chondrules.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Emma Bullock
The section consists of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-37 and pyroxenes are Fs1-26. The matrix consists pre-dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.



Thin Section Images

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MIL 05152 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05152 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05152 - Reflected Light



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MIL 05152 Image

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 954:
Mass (g):46.6
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-37
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-26
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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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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 24' 17"S, 156° 8' 24"E)

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