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Elephant Moraine 96217
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96217
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96217
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 10.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  EH4-5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  EH4-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH4-5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH4/5
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  EH4/5
Recommended:  EH4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as EH4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No

.:

EET96135; EET96202;
EET96217; EET96223;
EET96299

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

5.0x4.0x2.5; 2.0x1.0x0.7;
1.5x2.5x1.5; 1.5x1.3x0.9;
3.5x2.5x2.0

Weight (g):

95.66; 3.74;
10.09; 2.71;
50.54

Meteorite Type:

EH4-5 Chondrites

EET96299 Thumbnail

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride, Carol Schwarz, Cecilia Satterwhite

These meteorites have brownish black polygonally fractured fusion crust with iridescent oxidation haloes present. All samples had fractures that penetrated the surface and are very friable. The interiors are steel gray to black, fine-grained, sugary textured, with metal grains visible. Rusty colored oxidation rind is present. Minor rust is present. These meteorites smell like sulfur and have very small light colored chondrules.

Thin Section (EET96135,2; 96202,2; 96217,2; 96223,2; 96299,2) Description: Tim McCoy

EET96135 - Cross-Polarized Light EET96202 - Cross-Polarized Light EET96217 - Cross-Polarized Light
EET96135 EET96202 EET96217
EET96223 - Cross-Polarized Light EET96299 - Cross-Polarized Light  
EET96223 EET96299  
The sections consists of an aggregate of small chondrules (most less than 0.5 mm), chondrule fragments and pyroxene grains with metal, troilite, daubreelite and niningerite. Weathering is relatively minor. Enstatite is Fs0.-1. One grain of free silica was analyzed and metal contains ~1.8 wt. % Si. The meteorite is an EH4-5 chondrite.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 145:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):10.1
Class:EH4-5
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
Comments:96135 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photographs from AMN:
Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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