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Elephant Moraine 92006
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 92006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 92006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 17(1)  (1994)  C2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 79  (1996)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  C2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2
Recommended:  C2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as C2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2)
Writeup from AMN 17(1):

Sample No.: EET92006

Location: Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm): 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.6

Weight (g): 0.8

Meteorite Type: C2 chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz

This small meteorite fragment is covered with frothy black fusion crust. The interior is black with a few very small inclusions visible.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason

The section shows a few small chondrules up to 0.5 mm across, irregular aggregates, and small mineral grains in a black matrix. Most of the mineral grains were originally olivine, but have been largely converted to serpentine. Some grains are calcite or ferroan dolomite (FeO up to 5%). The meteorite is tentatively classified as a C2 chondrite.


Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 206:
Origin or pseudonym:Northern Ice Patch
Mass (g):0.8
Weathering grade:A
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(1) (1994), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 79, MAPS 31, A161-A174 (1996)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 2' 59"S, 156° 27' 16"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 24.2 km apart

     This is 1 of 43857 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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