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Elephant Moraine 90986
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 90986
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 90986
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1990
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(3)  (1994)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (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
Writeup from AMN 17(3):
Sample No.: EET90986
Location: Elephant Moraine
Dimensions (cm): 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.5
Weight (g): 1.2
Meteorite Type: C2 chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Black, frothy, pitted, and fractured fusion crust covers most of EET90986. The interior is made up of fine-grained, black matrix with a few shiny inclusions. This sample is extremely friable.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows chondrules and chondrule fragments, up to 0.9 mm across, and small scattered mineral grains, in a black matrix. The chondrules and chondrule fragments appear to be completely serpentinized. Most of the mineral grains are calcite. The matrix consists largely of iron-rich serpentine, made opaque by carbonaceous matter. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite; it is similar to EET90047 and the possibility of pairing should be considered.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 197:
Origin or pseudonym:Texas Bowl
Mass (g):1.2
Weathering grade:B
Comments:90047 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(3) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 16' 3"S, 156° 26' 32"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 21.4 km apart

     This is 1 of 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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