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Elephant Moraine 96341
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96341
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96341
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 26 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

.

EET96341

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

2.5x2.5x3.5

Weight (g):

25.99

Meteorite Type:

EH4-5 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite has black polygonal fractured fusion crust over its entire surface. Oxidation halos are present. The interior is steel gray, fined grained matrix with a sugary texture. There is a minor amount of rust and metal visible. Dark mm sized inclusions are present. This meteorite was very hard.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96341 - Cross-Polarized Light This section consists of an aggregate of small chondrules (most less than 0.5 mm), chondrule fragments and pyroxene grains with metal and troilite. Weathering is relatively minor. Enstatite is Fs0-4. One grain of free silica was analyzed and metal contains ~2.4 wt. % Si. The meteorite is an EH4-5 chondrites and may be paired with EET96135.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 268:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):26
Class:EH4-5
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-3
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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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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