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Miller Range 05086
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05086
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05086
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(1)  (2007)  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: 18151
Approved 16 Feb 2007
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Writeup from AMN 30(1):
Sample No.: MIL 05086
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18151
Dimensions (cm):   1.75x1.0x1.5
Weight (g): 1.732
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior fusion crust is rough textured and black in color with evaporites. The interior has a soft black matrix with light colored inclusions.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Valerie Reynolds
The sections consist 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. Many chondrules are aqueously altered. Olivine compositions are Fa0-25, orthopyroxene is Fs0-4. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized
Light MIL 05086
Plane-Polarized
Light MIL 05086
Reflected
Light MIL 05086
MIL 05086 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05086 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05086 - Reflected Light



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MIL 05086

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 892:
Mass (g):1.7
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:BE
Fayalite (mol%):0-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-4
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 30(1) (2007), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 19' 17"S, 155° 44' 49"E)

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