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Lewis Cliff 86006
Basic information Name: Lewis Cliff 86006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LEW 86006
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 10(2)  (1987)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 3478
Writeup from AMN 10(2):

Sample No.: LEW86006

Location: Lewis Cliff

Weight (g): 0.8

Field No.: 3478

Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5

Meteorite Type: C3V Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score,

Forty percent of LEW86006 is covered by dull black fusion crust. Dark gray matrix with some irregularly shaped white inclusions makes up the interior of this stone. Oxidation is apparent.


Thin Section (,3) Description: Brian Mason

This very small section (5 x 3 mm) shows several chondrules, up to 1.5 mm across, and some irregular granular aggregates in a very fine-grained translucent brown matrix. The chondrules consist mainly of olivine, some with polysynthetically twinned clinopyroxene. Fusion crust is present along one edge. Microprobe analyses give olivine compositions ranging from Fa0 to Fa27, with a mean of Fa6; pyroxene compositions range from Fs0 to Fs5. The matrix appears to consist largely of fine-grained iron-rich olivine (Fa40-50). The meteorite is tentatively identified as a C3V chondrite.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 3049:
Origin or pseudonym:Lower Ice Tongue
Mass (g):0.8
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-27
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-5
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 10(2) (1987), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84° 17'S, 161° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (84° 15' 20"S, 161° 27' 56"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 5.3 km apart

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