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Elephant Moraine 96029
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96029
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96029
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 843 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(1)  (1998)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  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: Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(1):

Sample No.:

EET96029

Location:

Elephant Morraine

Dimensions (cm):

15.0x11.0x8.5

Weight (g):

848.28

Meteorite Type:

C2 Chondrite

EET96029 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite is black with small white inclusions. There is very little fusion crust, which is purplish in color. Numerous circular pits or vugs and some evaporites are present. The interior is black with small white inclusions. The matrix is powdery, but coherent. Small inclusions are visible.

Thin Section (,7) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96029 - Cross-Polarized LightThe section exhibits numerous small chondrules (most less than 0.5 mm), larger CAIs and mineral fragments in a black matrix. A 7 mm diameter clast is apparent in reflected light. Trace amounts of metal and troilite are present. The matrix appears to consist of serpentine. Olivines exhibit a range from Fa0-39, with most Fa0-2. Pyroxenes range from Fs2-5. The meteorite is a C2 chondrite. The meteorite may be paired with the EET96005 group.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 57:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):843.3
Class:C2
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):0-39
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-5
Comments:96005 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(1) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA      
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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