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MacAlpine Hills 02528
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02528
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02528
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 5.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 542 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: 14280
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Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: MAC 02528
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14280
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.5x1.25
Weight (g): 5.607
Meteorite Type: CV3 Chondrite
    MAC02528

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Brown/black fusion crust covers the surface of this meteorite. The interior matrix is gray with low metal and light gray clasts.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-3 and pyroxenes from Fs0-3. The meteorite is an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite, probably a CV3.

MAC 02528 - Cross-Polarized Light MAC 02528 - Plane-Polarized Light MAC 02528 - Reflected Light
MAC 02528
Cross-Polarized Light
MAC 02528
Plane-Polarized Light
MAC 02528
Reflected Light

Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 320:
Origin or pseudonym:Bottom Lip
Mass (g):5.61
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):0-3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 19' 0"S, 159° 48' 7"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 13.6 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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