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Miller Range 03368
Basic information Name: Miller Range 03368
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 03368
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 80.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  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
Comments: Field number: 13943
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: MIL 03368
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 13943
Dimensions (cm):   3.5x3.5x5.0
Weight (g): 80.930
Meteorite Type: Diogenite
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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
50% of the exterior has chocolate brown fusion crust. The exposed interior is yellow brown in color with small, dark clasts. The interior is brecciated with numerous clasts (cm sized). Clasts vary in size and color with some being rusty and having crystalline rims. Fractures are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy

MIL 03368 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 03368 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section shows a groundmass of coarse (up to 5 mm) comminuted pyroxene, with minor olivine. Orthopyroxene has a composition of Fs27Wo3 and olivine is Fa29. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. The meteorite is a diogenite.
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 676:
Mass (g):80.93
Class:Dio
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):29
Ferrosilite (mol%):27
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (83° 20' 57"S, 156° 17' 6"E)

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