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Meteorite Hills 00810
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00810
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00810
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.9 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 00630; MET 00632; MET 00633;
MET 00635; MET 00639; MET 00781;
MET 00810; MET 001012
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13531; 13504; 13503; 13558; 13520; 13518; 13561; 12878
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.5x1.0
3.0x2.0x1.0
3.5x2.0x2.0
2.0x1.5x0.5
3.75x1.0x1.0
3.0x2.0x1.0
3.0x1.75x1.0
3.0x2.5x0.2
Weight (g): 10.796; 9.078; 20.439; 2.270; 13.428; 5.365; 5.911; 7.100
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
Skip Images MET00630 632 633 635 639 781 810
MET00630 MET00632
MET00633 MET00635
MET00639 MET00781
MET00810

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
The exteriors of these carbonaceous chondrites are black with small patches of purplish colored fusion crust. The interiors are a black, platy or shale like matrix with small (< 1 mm) white specks.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
We tentatively describe these as paired given their find sites in a linear array ~4 km in length. The MET 0063X meteorites exhibit the shaly texture seen in other MET 00 meteorites, particularly the MET 00431 grouping (AMN Vol. 24, #2), with which these are spatially associated. The sections consist 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 Fs1-7. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.


Skip TS Images MET00630 632
MET 00630 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00630 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 00632 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00632 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00630
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00630
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00632
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00632
Cross-Polarized Light
Skip TS Images MET00633 635
MET 00633 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00633 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 00635 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00635 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00633
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00633
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00635
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00635
Cross-Polarized Light
Skip TS Images MET00639 781
MET 00639 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00639 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 00781 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00781 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00639
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00639
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00781
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00781
Cross-Polarized Light
Skip TS Images MET00810 1012
MET 00810 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00810 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 001012 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 001012 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00810
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00810
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 001012
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 001012
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 001012 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 001012 - Plane-Polarized Light
MET 001012
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 001012
Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 85:
Mass (g):5.91
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-28
Ferrosilite (mol%):2
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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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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     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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