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Miller Range 090441
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090441
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 15.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(1)  (2012)  EL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (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: 20976
Approved 25 Feb 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(1):
Sample Number MIL 090441
Newsletter 35,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20976
Dimensions 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.0
Weight 15.26
Original Classification EL6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0-1
Weathering
Be
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
This disk shaped meteorite is flat on the bottom and has thick black crust with bubbles around the edges. Evaporites are visible along the top and central bottom faces. The interior is black and white and has no visible inclusions or chondrules.
Thin Section Description (,3) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows few chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix with about 30% metal and sulfide. The matrix has been extensively recrystallized. Weathering is modest, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. Microprobe analyses show pyroxene compositions of Fs0-1Wo0-3. Si in the metal is 0.23 wt. %. The meteorite is a type 6 enstatite chondrite, probably an EL6
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090441
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090441 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090441Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090441 Showing Splits View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 724:
Date:2009
Mass (g):15.3
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:Be
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):15.3
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(1) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 21' 55"S, 156° 29' 31"E)

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