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Dominion Range 10837
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 10837
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 10837
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 471 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 374 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number DOM 10837
Newsletter 34,2
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 21241
Dimensions 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.0
Weight 471.38
Original Classification Howardite
Pairing DOM 10100, DOM 10105, DOM 10120, DOM 10837, DOM 10838, DOM 10839
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Brown/black to black fusion crust with shiny black patches covers the exterior of these rocks. The crust exhibits polygonal fractures and areas of ropy, rough textured patches. These meteorites have gray matrix with numerous inclusions and angular clasts in a wide range of sizes (mm to cm) and colors (dark gray, black, white, cream and green).
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach, Andrew Beck and Nicole Lunning
These meteorites show a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 5 mm. Basaltic material occurs as the host rock and as clasts within these meteorites. Half of DOM 10105 is dominated by a 1 cm diogenitic clast. More than half of DOM 10837 is comprised of an impact melt clast. Most pyroxene is orthopyroxene with compositions ranging from Fs21-52Wo1-4 (most Fs20-30). Some augite of Fs12-19Wo32-50 are present, as are rare olivines of Fa12. These meteorites are howardites.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 10837
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10837 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing Splits View  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing Splits View 
Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing South View  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10837 Showing West View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 400:
Date:2010
Mass (g):471.4
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):26-55
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):471.4
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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