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Miller Range 07008
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 31.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(2)  (2008)  Aubrite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  Aubrite
Recommended:  Aubrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 66 approved meteorites classified as Aubrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Aubrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 19982
Approved 8 Sep 2008
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Writeup from AMN 31(2):
Sample Number MIL 07008
Pairing  
Newsletter 31,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 19982
Dimensions 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.5
Weight 31.869
Original Classification Aubrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior has no fusion crust. It has a black basaltic looking matrix with white to light gray clasts. There are a couple of areas where there is some off white material. The interior is the same as the exterior.
Thin Section (,6) Description - Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach, Cari Corrigan, and Rhiannon Mayne
The section consists of a few large FeO-free enstatite grains (up to nearly 1 cm) set in a brecciated matrix that includes FeO-free diopsides up to ~200 microns. Shock-induced planar deformation features, mosaicism, and shock darkening are common as are shock melts in the matrix. Opaques include alabandite, troilite, metal, and an unidentified Cr-Ti sulfide, possibly brezinaite. The meteorite is an aubrite.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07008
MIL07008,6_5x_xpl.jpg  MIL07008,6_2.5x_xpl.jpg  mil07008,0e.jpg  mil07008,0n.jpg 
mil07008,0,1,2,3postchip.jpg  mil07008,0postchip.jpg  mil07008,0s.jpg  mil07008,0,1,2,3i.jpg 
mil07008,1,2.jpg  mil07008,0w.jpg  mil07008,4.jpg  MIL07008,6_2.5x_ppl.jpg 
MIL07008,6_5x_ppl.jpg 
Data from:
  MB96
  Table 5
  Line 481:
Mass (g):31.9
Class:Aubrite
Weathering grade:B
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(2) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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Antarctica
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     Recommended::   (83° 30' 2"S, 156° 56' 10"E)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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