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Miller Range 07310
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07310
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07310
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(1)  (2011)  CM1/2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  CM1/2
Recommended:  CM1/2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites classified as CM1/2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 1), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 19878
Approved 14 Feb 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(1):
Sample Number MIL 07310
Newsletter 34,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 19878
Dimensions 1.75 x 1.0 x 1.5
Weight 2.48
Original Classification CM1-2 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 1 ; Ferrosilite (mol%): 1
Weathering
C
Fracturing
C
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
30% of the exterior has black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is black with light <1 mm sized inclusions.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
This section consists of highly-altered chondrules and matrix with carbonates and rare unaltered mafic silicates. Chondrule outlines are distinct, despite the extensive alteration. Olivine analyses are Fa1 and pyroxenes are Fs1Wo35. The meteorite is a CM1-2 meteorite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07310
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 07310 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Group Photo of Sample MIL 07310 Showing North View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 07310 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 07310 Displaying Splits View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 07310 Displaying North View 
Data from:
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Date:2007
Mass (g):2.5
Pieces:1
Class:CM1/2
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):1
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):2.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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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(1) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (83° 35' 18"S, 157° 2' 46"E)

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     This is 1 of 39175 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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