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Miller Range 090179
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090179
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090179
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 20349
Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090179
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20349
Dimensions 1.5 x 0.5 x 1.25
Weight 1.2
Original Classification CV3 Chondrite
Pairing MIL 090170, MIL 090171, MIL 090173, MIL 090179, MIL 090354, MIL 090444
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Most of these carbonaceous chondrites have some brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior matrices are black with various colored chondrules and show moderate weathering.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
These meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections exhibit large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-36 and low-Ca pyroxene is Fs1-5. The meteorites are unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrites, probably reduced CV3. These are likely paired with the MIL 07590 pairing group previously reported.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090179
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090179 Displaying North View  Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090179Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090179 Displaying North View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 597:
Date:2009
Mass (g):1.2
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-35
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):1.2
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 22' 39"S, 156° 17' 17"E)

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