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MacAlpine Hills 02675
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02675
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02675
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 22.9 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  Metal-rich
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Chondrite-metal-rich
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Chondrite-ung
Recommended:  CBb    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CBb.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CB chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 14137
Revised 16 Nov 2007: Recommend CBb as per Lauretta et al. 2007
Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: MAC 02675
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14137
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.2x1.0
Weight (g): 22.851
Meteorite Type: Metal-Rich Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
The brown exterior of this meteorite has some patches of black fusion crust. The interior consists of weathered black matrix with abundant mm sized light inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy

MAC 02675 - Reflected Light
Reflected Light
The section consists of 70-80% round, elongate and irregular metal particles typically 100-200 microns in diameter but reaching 1 mm. These particles are separated by terrestrial hydrated iron oxides. Chondrules occupy 20-30% of the rock and occur in similar shapes and sizes as metal. They are fine-grained and dominated by barred, microporphyritic and cryptocrystalline texture. Silicates are iron-poor (Fs1-4). The meteorite is a metal rich chondrite and is similar to QUE 94411.

Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 423:
Origin or pseudonym:Bottom Lip
Mass (g):22.85
Class:Metal-rich ch
Weathering grade:B
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-4
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     Recommended::   (84° 19' 0"S, 159° 39' 50"E)

     This is 1 of 44248 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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