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Miller Range 05029
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05029
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05029
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 132.7 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  L-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  L-imp melt
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 18098
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05029; MIL 05136
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18098; 18174
Dimensions (cm):   5.5x4.4x4.0; 2.5x2.0x1.0
Weight (g): 132.68; 8.308
Meteorite Type: L Chondrite (Impact Melt)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride and Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior of 05029 has tiny black patches of fusion crust, the rest is a mottled gray with green crystals visible; 05136 has no fusion crust. The interior is a yellowish gray matrix with abundant green inclusions. There are some rusty areas.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The sections are so similar that a single description suffices. The meteorites consist of large (up to 4 mm) orthopyroxene grains with interstitial feldspar with both of these phases poikilitcally enclosing 50-200 µm olivine grains. Minor metal and sulfide are present, with sulfide occasionally rimming metal. Silicates (olivine of Fa25, orthopyroxene of Fs21Wo4, plagioclase of An16Or3) are compositionally within the range of L chondrites. The meteorites are likely L ordinary chondrite impact melt rocks and similar in some respects to PAT 91501 (Mittlefehldt and Lindstrom, MAPS, 36, 439).

Thin Section Images

Light MIL 05029
Reflected Light
MIL 05029
Cross-Polarized Light
MIL 05136
Plane-Polarized Light
MIL 05136
MIL 05029 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05029 - Reflected Light <a href= <a href=

Lab Images

MIL 05029 Image
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Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 837:
Mass (g):132.7
Class:L -IM
Weathering grade:A/BE
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Photographs from AMN:
JSC A photo is in the write-up above

     Recommended::   (83° 19' 2"S, 155° 53' 6"E)

     This is 1 of 43700 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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