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Meteorite Hills 00709
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00709
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00709
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 6.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 00709; MET 00724; MET 00726;
MET 00812; MET 00834; MET 00864;
MET 00905; MET 001136
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13311; 13364; 13338; 13552; 13497; 13498; 12323; 12222
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.0x1.0
1.5x0.9x0.4
1.6x1.1x0.4
2.0x1.75x0.75
1.5x1.0x0.75
3.0x2.0x2.0
1.6x1.0x0.6
1.5x1.1x0.4
Weight (g): 6.798; 3.320; 3.140; 4.962; 7.053; 38.034; 3.530; 3.210
Meteorite Type: IIIAB Iron
Skip Images MET00709 812 834 864
MET00709 MET00812
MET00834 MET00864

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
Shiny, rusty-black fusion crust of varying amounts, cover the exteriors of these iron meteorites.

Thin Section Description: Tim McCoy
These 8 meteorites are all paired with each other and with the MET 00400 pairing group. All exhibit the irregular shape and shiny brown surface typical of the MET 00400 irons. All 8 occur along the same ~6 km long linear array at the MET 00400 irons. Slices were removed from MET 00834 and MET 00864, surfaces were polished and etched to reveal the internal structure. Both meteorites exhibited the preterrestrially, heat-altered, medium octahedrite structure typical of the MET 00400 pairing group. The meteorites certainly belong to that group and are probably IIIAB irons.

Data from:
  MB93
  Table 4
  Line 216:
Mass (g):6.8
Class:IIIAB
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

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