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Dominion Range 08015
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 08015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 08015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 32(2)  (2009)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 4 Sep 2009
Writeup from AMN 32(2):
Sample Number DOM 08015
Pairing DOM 08010; DOM 08013; DOM 08015
Newsletter 32,2
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 18278
Dimensions 2.75 x 1.25 x 2.0
Weight 8.43
Original Classification CM2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Roger Harrington and Kathleen McBride
Fractured, dull black fusion crust covers the exterior surface. Areas without fusion crust are a chocolate brown. The interior is a dark gray to black fine grained matrix with some white, tan and gray chondrules/inclusions.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal, sulfide and carbonate grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa1-55; pyroxene is Fs1-6. Aqueous alteration of the matrix is substantial, but the chondrules are only modestly altered. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 08015
DOM 08015 Meteorite Sample Photograph Showing Sample Splits  DOM 08015 Meteorite Sample Photograph Showing East View  DOM 08015 Meteorite Sample Photograph Showing North View  DOM 08015 Meteorite Sample Photograph Showing South View 
DOM 08015 Meteorite Sample Photograph Showing West View  DOM 08015 Meteorite Thin Section Photo with 5x magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  DOM 08015 Meteorite Thin Section Photo with 5x magnification in Cross-Polarized Light 
Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 15:
Mass (g):8.4
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%): 1.0-52
Ferrosilite (mol%):
Type spec location:JSC, SI
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Fracturing B
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 32(2) (2009), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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     This is 1 of 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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