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Miller Range 13079
Basic information Name: Miller Range 13079
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 13079
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 11.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 38(2)  (2015)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Field number: 21106
Approved 28 Aug 2015
Revised 28 Oct 2019: Corrected mass, per JSC
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Writeup from AMN 38(2):
Sample Number MIL 13079
Newsletter 38,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 21106
Dimensions 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.0
Weight 11.57
Original Classification Eucrite (Brecciated)
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 24-62
Macroscopic Description - Mitchell Haller
70% of the exterior has glossy jet black fusion crust and minor fractures. Areas without fusion crust are gray with some oxidation. The interior is gray matrix with black and white inclusions and minor weathering.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
The section consists of a coarsely comminuted pyroxenes (up to 1 mm) and feldspar (up to 0.5) mm set in a fine-grained matrix. Polyminerallic clasts are scarce, with most fragments being monominerallic. Mineral compositions are homogeneous with orthopyroxene (Fs62Wo2), with lamellae of augite (Fs24Wo47), and plagioclase (An88Or0.5). The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~28. The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 13079
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 13079   Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13079 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13079 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13079 in Plane-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 13079 in Cross-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2013
Mass (g):12.0
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-br
Weathering grade:A
Ferrosilite (mol%):24-62
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):12.0
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 38(2) (2015), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (83° 31' 51"S, 156° 53' 49"E)

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