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Grove Mountains 050166
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 050166
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 050166
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 11.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 793 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 20 Nov 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Grove Mountains 050166 (GRV 050166)        72°58’31.1"S, 75°16’18.8"E

Antarctica

Find: 6 Jan 2006

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: During 2005/2006 field season, 5354 meteorite samples have been selected by CHINARE in Grove Mountains, East Antarctica.

Physical characteristics: This meteorite weighs 11.28 g, is subspherical.

Petrography: The sample has well-developed chondrules visible to the naked eye, ranging from about 3 to 0.1 mm in diameter, with about 65% vol, mainly including porphyritic chondrules, barred olivine chondrule and cryptocrystalline chondrules, as well as a few radial olivine chondrules, with annular bands of olivine and most of the mineral annular bands are magnesium-rich in the core. No impact veins are seen.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.58±13.86, range Fa6.35-29.78. Pyroxene Fs17.71±7.28, range Fs8.12-39.3.

Specimens: The main mass and one thin section are on deposited at PRIC.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:ice field
Date:6 Jan 2006
Latitude:72°58'31.1"S
Longitude:75°16'18.8"E
Mass (g):11.28
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.58±13.86 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.71±7.28 (n=15)
Classifier:Z. Xia, B. Miao, G. Chen, Y. Zhang, E. He, B. Si, H. Liu, X. Wang, T. Zhou, GUT
Type spec mass (g):11.28
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Finder:CHINARE
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
   and collections
PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     Recommended::   (72° 58' 31"S, 75° 16' 19"E)

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