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Meteorite Hills 00951
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00951
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00951
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 25 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  EL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 116 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: MET 00951
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13794
Dimensions (cm):   4.0x3.0x1.5
Weight (g): 25.030
Meteorite Type: EL6 Chondrite
    MET00951

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior surface has brown/black fusion crust with oxidation halos. The rust and black colored crystalline interior is fine grained with a high metal content.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy
The section shows an equigranular aggregate of enstatite, with abundant metal and sulfide. Weathering is moderate, with alteration along fractures. Microprobe analyses reveal pyroxene compositions of Fs0-1 and metal contains 1.2 wt.% Si. The section exhibits extensive evidence of post-formation heating, probably due to shock. Quenched metal-sulfide intergrowths are common and sulfides grade from, e.g., FeS to MnS in a complete range at their mutual boundary. The meteorite is an EL6 chondrite.


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Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 206:
Mass (g):25.03
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(2) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

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