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Grove Mountains 023159
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 023159
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 023159
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 1.31 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  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 23 Dec 2008
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Grove Mountains 023159 (GRV 023159)        72° 46' 26"S,  75° 20' 21"E

Antarctica

Found: 22 January 2003

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The meteorite was found in No. 4 moraine in Grove Mountains by B. Miao. It is 10×10×16 mm in size and partly covered by black fusion crust. The meteorite weighs 1.31 g.

Petrography: (S. Li, S. Wang, S. Liu and T.Hong, IGCAS). The chondrules varies from ~70 μm to ~2000 μm in diameter (average ~600 μm; abundance ~39 vol%). Most chondrules are GOPs, a few are POPs. Fine-grained Matrix is mainly composed of fayalitic olivine. The matrix/chondrule ratio is about 1.6. Metallic Fe-Ni and sulfides are accessory minerals and mainly in chondrules. Sparse CAI consisting mainly of spinel, hiboniteand fassaite.

Geochemistry: (S. Li, S. Wang, S. Liu and T. Hong, IGCAS). Olivine is highly heterogeneous within and among chondrules, with Fa = 2.1-55.6 mol% (average 22.0, n=20). Low Ca-pyroxene contains low FeO, (Fs1.1-4.7Wo0.1-1.3,), Minor phases are kamacite, sulfides, plagioclase and Ca carbonates.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Specimens: All of the sample mass and a polished thin section are on deposit at PRIC.

Data from:
  MB95
  Table 5
  Line 355:
Date:1/22/2003
Latitude:72°46'26"S
Longitude:75°20'21"E
Mass (g):1.31
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Classifier:IGCAS
Type spec location:PRIC
Main mass:PRIC
Institutions
   and collections
PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 46' 26"S, 75° 20' 21"E)

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