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Meteorite Hills 00855
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00855
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00855
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.1 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 440 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 00855
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13435
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.25x1.25
Weight (g): 9.094
Meteorite Type: Diogenite
    MET00855

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
20% of the exterior is covered with a smooth, brown fusion crust. The interior is yellow-orange in color. It has a coarse, crystalline texture with platy or cubic crystals. The meteorite is very friable.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy

MET 00855 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00855 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The section exhibits a groundmass of orthopyroxene, with large (up to 5 mm) single orthopyroxene crystals and large metal and sulfide grains. Orthopyroxene is homogeneous at Fs27Wo2. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~28. The meteorite is a diogenite.
Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 98:
Mass (g):9.09
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:B/C
Ferrosilite (mol%):27
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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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