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Szabo Bluff 12430
Basic information Name: Szabo Bluff 12430
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SZA 12430
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 412 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(2)  (2013)  CK4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 108 approved meteorites classified as CK4.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2013
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 36(2):
Sample Number SZA 12430
Newsletter 36,2
Location Szabo Bluff
Field Number 24330
Dimensions 12.0 x 3.0 x 7.0
Weight 412.12
Original Classification CK4 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 28--29; Ferrosilite (mol%): 17-28
Weathering
Be
Fracturing
A/B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
50% of the exterior surface has rough, dark brown to black fusion crust. The exposed interior is dark gray with visible chondrules. Evaporites and polygonal fractures are present. The interior matrix is medium gray color with vague gray chondrules and inclusions.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists of large (up to 2 mm), well-defined chondrules in a matrix of finer-grained silicates, sulfides and abundant magnetite. The meteorite is lightly weathered, but extensively shock blackened. Silicates are homogeneous. Olivine is Fa28-29 and orthopyroxene is Fs17-28Wo1-22. Feldspars are An25-51Wo1-4. The meteorite appears to be a CK4 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample SZA 12430
Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample SZA 12430 in Cross-Polarized Light  Bottom View of Sample SZA 12430  Splits View of Sample SZA 12430 
South View of Sample SZA 12430  North View of Sample SZA 12430  East View of Sample SZA 12430 
Data from:
  MB102
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Date:2012
Mass (g):412.1
Pieces:1
Class:CK4
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):28-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):17-28
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):412.1
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
   and collections
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 36(2) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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