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Dominion Range 03183
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 03183
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 03183
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 124.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: DOM 03183
Location: Dominion Range
Field No.: 14956
Dimensions (cm):   8.5x3.5x4.0
Weight (g): 124.519
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    DOM03183 DOM03183

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
85% of the exterior is covered with purplish fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior has a black matrix with dark chondrules.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy

DOM 03183 - Cross-Polarized Light DOM 03183 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section consists of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-38, with many grains Fa0-2. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 2:
Origin or pseudonym:Dominion Range Main
Mass (g):124.52
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-38
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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