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Grove Mountains 13051
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 13051
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 13051
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 3.47 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 533 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 29 Oct 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Grove Mountains 13051 (GRV 13051)        72°59’41"S, 75°14’41"E

Antarctica

Found: 5 Feb 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: One of 583 meteorites collected by CHINARE during the 2013/2014 field season.

Physical characteristics: (Z. Xia, B. Miao, H.chen, L. Huang, GUT): This carbonaceous chondrite has no fusion crust and a total mass 3.47 g. The sample is a dark gray-black to black, and has fine-grained matrix with abundant chondrules. Dimensions: 26.9 × 14.3 × 11.8 mm.

Petrography: (L. Huang, B. Miao, Z. Xia,H. Chen, L. Xie, GUT): The meteorite has small chondrules (~50-300 μm, ~30 vol%), a few refractory inclusions (~0.3 mm), abundant fine-grained matrix (~70 vol%), and hydrated minerals. Many of the chondrules have igneous rims. It has abundant hydrated minerals such as serpentine; the other major minerals include pyroxene, with a small amount of Ni-rich troilite and chromite.

Geochemistry: (H. Chen, B. Miao, Z. Xia, L. Xie, GUT): Olivine Fa11-61.4, median Fa21.9.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Ice Field
Date:5 Feb 2014
Latitude:72°59'41"S
Longitude:75°14'41"E
Mass (g):3.47
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Classifier:B. Miao, Z. Xia, H. Chen, L. Huang, GUT
Type spec mass (g):3.47
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Finder:CHINARE
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
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PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     Recommended::   (72° 59' 41"S, 75° 14' 41"E)

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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