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Larkman Nunatak 06317
Basic information Name: Larkman Nunatak 06317
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LAR 06317
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 167.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  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: Approved 17 Feb 2008
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Writeup from AMN 31(1):
Sample No.: LAR 06317
Location: Larkman Nunatak
Field No.: 19086
Dimensions (cm):   5.5 x 5.5 x 4.0
Weight (g): 167.168
Meteorite Type:

CV3 Chondrite

Pairing:


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior of this meteorite has 30% purplish patches of fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is gray to black with light colored inclusions and chondrules.

 

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach and Cari Corrigan
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. The section includes a multi-mm olivine-rich vesicular chondrule (?) and a cm-long clast. Olivines range from Fa0-34, with most Fa1-5, and pyroxenes from Fs1-3. The meteorite is a brecciated CV3 chondrite.


Thin Section Images

Plane-Polarized
Light LAR 06317
LAR 06317 - Plane-Polarized



Lab Images

North View
LAR 06317
South View
LAR 06317
Splits View
LAR 06317
LAR 06317  - North View
LAR 06317  - South View
LAR 06317  - Splits View

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 4
  Line 776:
Mass (g):167.2
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):0-34
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(1) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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