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Miller Range 090995
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090995
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090995
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.8 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(2)  (2010)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  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: 20114
Approved 12 Sep 2010
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Writeup from AMN 33(2):
Sample Number MIL 090995
Newsletter 33,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20114
Dimensions 2.25 x 1.25 x 2.0
Weight 9.84
Original Classification Diogenite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior surface has two small patches of brown/black fusion crust. The exposed interior is off white to dark gray in color. The interior is a very fine grained off white to medium gray matrix.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows a very fine-grained, dense, groundmass of comminuted pyroxene with few coarse (up to 1 mm) pyroxene grains. Orthopyroxene compositions are homogeneous at Fs23Wo2. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. The meteorite is a diogenite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090995
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090995 Showing Splits  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090995 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090995 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090995 Showing South View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090995 Showing West View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090995 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090995 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090995 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5x Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090995 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5x Magnification 
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
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Date:2009
Mass (g):9.8
Class:Diogenite
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):23
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):9.8
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(2) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 18' 19"S, 155° 27' 58"E)

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