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Meteorite Hills 01322
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 01322
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 01322
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 8.4 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.6
Recommended:  L3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 approved meteorites classified as L3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: MET 01322
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13198
Dimensions (cm):   2.8x2.2x0.7
Weight (g): 8.41
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite (Estimated 3.6)

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
Black/brown fusion crust covers 50 % of the exterior surface. The interior is dark gray to black with abundant clasts. Some as large as ½ cm are visible.

Thin Section (,2 ) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy
The section exhibits numerous large, well-defined chondrules (up to 3 mm) in a matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. Olivines range from Fa13-45; pyroxenes from Fs1-18. This meteorite contains a fine-grained clast with uniform mineral compositions (Fa32,Fs23). The origin of this clast and its relationship to the host is uncertain, but may be impact-related. The meteorite is a L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6). This meteorite may be paired with the MET 00489 pairing group.

MET 01322 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01322 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01322 - Reflected Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light Reflected Light
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 554:
Mass (g):8.41
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):13-45
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-18
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

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