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Miller Range 090072
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090072
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090072
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 282 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(2)  (2010)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  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: 20145
Approved 12 Sep 2010
Writeup from AMN 33(2):
Sample Number MIL 090072
Pairing MIL 07403; MIL 07694; MIL 090072; MIL 091010
Newsletter 33,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20145
Dimensions 8.0 x 7.0 x 4.5
Weight 281.5
Original Classification CV3 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Roger Harrington and Kathleen McBride
30% to 50% of the exteriors of these meteorites are covered with dull black fusion crust. The remaining broken surfaces consists of dark gray fine-grained matrix with 1-2 mm CAI’s scattered throughout. The interiors of these samples are dark to medium gray, fine grained matrix with visible chondrules and numerous 1-2 mm light gray CAI’s.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The sections are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections exhibit large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-43 and low-Ca pyroxene is Fs0-1. The meteorites are unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrites, probably reduced CV3s. These are likely paired with the MIL 07671 pairing group previously reported.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090072
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Top West View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Splits  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Bottom View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Top View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Top East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Top North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090072 Showing Top South View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090072 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090072 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification 
Data from:
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Mass (g):281.5
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):4-23
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
Type spec mass (g):281.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
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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(2) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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