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Miller Range 07277
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07277
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07277
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 34.1 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  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: 17371
Approved 11 Feb 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(1):
Sample Number MIL 07277
Newsletter 33,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 17371
Dimensions 3.0 x 3.0 x 2.0
Weight 34.096
Original Classification CV3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has brown/black fusion crust with oxidation and rusty patches. The interior is dark gray to black matrix with some oxidation. Abundant inclusions and chondrules are visible.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Glenn MacPherson
This section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm), metal, silicate particles and CAIs in a dark matrix. It is heavily weathered and shock flattened. Olivines range from Fa0-13 and low-Ca pyroxene is Fs1-9. The meteorite is an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite, probably a reduced CV3.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07277
MIL07277_2.5PPL.jpg  MIL07277_2.5XN.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 2
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Mass (g):34.1
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-13
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-9
Type spec location:JSC, SI
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Fracturing A/B
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(1) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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