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Miller Range 090443
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090443
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090443
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 7.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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: Field number: 20969
Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090443
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20969
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5
Weight 7.86
Original Classification CM2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Smooth black fusion crust with polygonal fractures covers 90% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite. The interior matrix is black with slightly lighter multicolored clasts and chondrules. Some evaporites are present.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; no metal or sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-34. Aqueous alteration of the matrix is minimal, and the chondrules are only modestly altered. This meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090443
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090443 Showing Splits View  Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090443Showing North View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 726:
Date:2009
Mass (g):7.9
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):0-34
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):7.9
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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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(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 22' 6"S, 156° 31' 59"E)

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