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Miller Range 090281
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090281
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090281
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 19.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(2)  (2012)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (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: 20609
Approved 4 Sep 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(2):
Sample Number MIL 090281
Newsletter 35,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20609
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.0
Weight 19.83
Original Classification CM2 Chondrite
Pairing MIL 090281, MIL 090283, MIL 090532, MIL 11040
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 0-1
Weathering
B
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
The exteriors of these carbonaceous chondrites have rough black fusion crust with some polygonal fractures and evaporites. The interior matrices are dark gray to black in color with light colored, tiny inclusions, as well as some evaporites and minor oxidation.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Nicole Lunning
These meteorites are similar enough that one description suffices. The sections consist 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. Olivines are unequilibrated with compositions of Fa0-44. Pyroxene compositions are Fs5-12, though adequate pyroxene grains were not found in every sample. Aqueous alteration of the matrix is substantial, but the chondrules are only modestly altered. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090281
Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090281 Showing North View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090281 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Date:2009
Mass (g):19.8
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):19.8
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 35(2) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (83° 15' 31"S, 155° 43' 5"E)

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