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Meteorite Hills 001060
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 001060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 001060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 441 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 001060
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 12827
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x2.0x1.5
Weight (g): 9.839
Meteorite Type: Diogenite
    MET001060

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite is covered with a thick, brown-black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. It has a rough texture with small, shiny patches. The interior is composed of rusty or rust stained crystalline material. It has black accessory minerals and a few rounded, white inclusions. The matrix is mostly greenish in color with rust stained mineral grains with striations on the crystal faces. It is also heavily fractured.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy

MET 001060 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 001060 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The section is composed of large (up to 3 mm) orthopyroxene crystals. The meteorite is unbrecciated, with abundant 120° triple junctions, although very minor cataclasis may have occurred along grain boundaries. Orthopyroxene has a composition of Fs19Wo1 with an Fe/Mn ratio of ~26. The meteorite is an unbrecciated diogenite.
Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 144:
Mass (g):9.84
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):19
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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