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Miller Range 07007
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 29.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 381 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Field number: 18637
Approved 8 Sep 2008
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Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07007
Pairing  
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 18637
Dimensions 4.0 x 2.0 x 3.0
Weight 29.38
Original Classification Howardite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior has 40% dark brown to black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. Interior that is exposed is tan with numerous inclusions of various shapes, sizes and colors. The interior is a light gray matrix with cream colored inclusions <3 mm in size, tiny black specks and a couple of rusty places.
Thin Section (,4) Description - Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
The section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 1 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 1 mm. There appear to be a number of impact melt fragments. Orthopyroxene ranges from Fs21-61Wo1-4 (most Fs20-30), and augite ranges up to Fs21Wo41 and olivine of Fa10-12. The meteorite is a howardite.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07007
mil07007,0e.jpg  mil07007,0n.jpg  mil07007,0s.jpg  mil07007,0,1,2i.jpg 
mil07007,0w.jpg  MIL07007,4_2.5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07007,4_5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07007,4_5x_ppl.jpg 
MIL07007,4_2.5x_ppl.jpg 
Data from:
  MB96
  Table 5
  Line 480:
Mass (g):29.4
Class:Howardite
Weathering grade:A/B
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (83° 23' 37"S, 156° 5' 35"E)

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