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Meteorite Hills 00526
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00526
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00526
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 208 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(2)  (2002)  H3.2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(2)  (2007)  L3.0
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  H3.2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  L(LL)3.05
Recommended:  L(LL)3.05    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as L(LL)3.05.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Revised 1 Sep 2007: Reclassified by Grossman and Brearley (2005)
Writeup from AMN 25(2):
Sample No.: MET 00526
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13507
Dimensions (cm):   7.0x4.0x3.5
Weight (g): 208.2
Meteorite Type: H3 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has very thin black-gray fusion crust with chondrules visible through crust. The interior is composed of a black matrix, with inclusions ranging in size from 3-4 mm and mm-sized chondrules. Chondrules are rust colored and the inclusions are a slightly lighter shade. The meteorite is relatively hard.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Gretchen Benedix, Linda Welzenbach and Tim McCoy
The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. The meteorite is relatively weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa1-19 and pyroxenes from Fs3-28. The meteorite is an H3 chondrite (estimated subtype <3.2).

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Data from:
  Table 4
  Line 46:
Mass (g):208.2
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):1 - 19
Ferrosilite (mol%):3 - 28
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(2) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 80 km apart

     This is 1 of 43699 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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