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Dominion Range 03181
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 03181
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 03181
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.36 kg
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(1)  (2006)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 820 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2005
Writeup from AMN 29(1):
Sample No.: DOM 03181
Location: Dominion Range
Field No.: 14349
Dimensions (cm):   18.0x15.5x13.0
Weight (g): 5363.9
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite
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Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite has black fusion crust on some surfaces. Areas without fusion crust are brown and gray with a coarse grained texture. Abundant light colored inclusions are present. The interior is gray with some oxidation and rusty areas. Light colored mm sized inclusions are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
Cross-Polarized LightPlane-Polarized Light
DOM 03181 - Cross-Polarized Light DOM 03181 - Plane-Polarized Light
The section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant and glass is preserved in a few chondrules. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa1-37 and pyroxenes from Fs1-5. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite and may be of moderately low subtype (estimated subtype 3.5).

Data from:
  Table 4
  Line 50:
Mass (g):5363.9
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):1-37
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-5
Search for this meteorite in the NASA/JSC database (U.S.):   
References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(1) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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     This is 1 of 44048 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)

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