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Meteorite Hills 01244
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 01244
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 01244
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 76.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  Acapulcoite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Acapulcoite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: MET 01195; MET 01198; MET 01244
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13884; 13820; 13050
Dimensions (cm):   4.0x3.5x3.0
5.0x4.0x2.5
5.0x3.5x3.0
Weight (g): 98.725; 98.489; 76.490
Meteorite Type: Acapulcoite
    MET01195 and MET01198 MET01244

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exteriors of these meteorites are covered with brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes. The interiors are a fine-grained, rusty, crystalline material with some metal.

Thin Sections (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections consist of an equigranular aggregate with grains up to 0.5 mm. Minerals include olivine (Fa8-9), orthopyroxene (Fs9), chromian diopside (Fs3-4Wo44-45), phosphates, metal and troilite. Metal and sulfide occur as large grains, veinlets and metal-sulfide blebs within orthopyroxene. Weathering is moderate, with extensive staining. The meteorites are acapulcoites.


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MET 01195 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01195 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01195 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01195 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01195
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MET 01195
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MET 01195
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MET 01195
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MET 01198 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01198 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01198 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01198 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01198
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MET 01198
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MET 01198
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MET 01198
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MET 01244 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01244 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01244 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01244 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01244
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MET 01244
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MET 01244
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Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 476:
Mass (g):76.49
Class:Acap
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):9
Ferrosilite (mol%):9
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(2) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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