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Meteorite Hills 001087
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 001087
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 001087
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 541 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 001087
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 12233
Dimensions (cm):   1.5x1.0x0.75
Weight (g): 1.597
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    MET001087

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
40% of this carbonaceous chondrite's exterior has thick purplish-black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a dark gray to black color with a soft matrix. White to light gray chondrules are visible, <1 mm in size.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
This meteorite may be paired with the other MET 00 CM2 chondrites, but is a geographic outlier from that cluster. The section consists of a few small, unaltered chondrules (up to 1 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix. Olivine compositions are Fa0-41; orthopyroxene is Fs0-1. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 145:
Mass (g):1.6
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0-41
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

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