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Elephant Moraine 96238
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96238
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96238
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  CH3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  CH3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CH3
Recommended:  CH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as CH3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CH chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No

.:

EET96238

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

1.0x0.5x0.5

Weight (g):

0.39

Meteorite Type:

CH3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite has black patches of fusion crust. The interior is a fine grained, gray powdery matrix. It contains some rusty patches and small <1 mm chondrules of whitish color. Carbonaceous clasts are present within the matrix.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96238 - Cross-Polarized Light The section consists of an aggregate of very small chondrules (less than 0.2 mm), mineral fragments, and metal. Most olivine and pyroxene grains appear quite reduced (less than Fa5 or Fs4), although some FeO rich grains are present (up to Fa40). Carbonaceous clasts are present. The metal is Si-free. The meteorite is a CH3 chondrite similar to ALH 85085 (1988, EPSL 91, 33-54).

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 166:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):0.4
Class:CH3
Weathering grade:A
Fayalite (mol%):0-40
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-4
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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     This is 1 of 39175 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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