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Miller Range 090320
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090320
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090320
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(1)  (2011)  EL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  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
Comments: Field number: 20514
Approved 14 Feb 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(1):
Sample Number MIL 090320
Newsletter 34,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20514
Dimensions 2.5 x 0.75 x 0.75
Weight 3.64
Original Classification EL6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0.3
Weathering
C
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
20% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a rusty brown with high metal.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Chondrules contain rare olivine grains. Weathering is moderate, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. This meteorite contains sinoite, Si2N2O. Microprobe analyses show pyroxenes of composition Fs0.3. The meteorite is an enstatite chondrite, probably an EL6.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090320
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090320 Displaying North View 
Sample Number MIL 090320
Newsletter 34,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20514
Dimensions 2.5 x 0.75 x 0.75
Weight 3.64
Original Classification EL6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0.3
Weathering
C
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
20% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a rusty brown with high metal.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Chondrules contain rare olivine grains. Weathering is moderate, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. This meteorite contains sinoite, Si2N2O. Microprobe analyses show pyroxenes of composition Fs0.3. The meteorite is an enstatite chondrite, probably an EL6.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090320
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090320 Displaying North View 
Sample Number MIL 090320
Newsletter 34,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20514
Dimensions 2.5 x 0.75 x 0.75
Weight 3.64
Original Classification EL6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0.3
Weathering
C
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
20% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a rusty brown with high metal.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Chondrules contain rare olivine grains. Weathering is moderate, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. This meteorite contains sinoite, Si2N2O. Microprobe analyses show pyroxenes of composition Fs0.3. The meteorite is an enstatite chondrite, probably an EL6.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090320
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090320 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090320 Displaying North View 
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2009
Mass (g):3.6
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.3
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):3.6
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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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(1) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 22' 7"S, 156° 28' 16"E)

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