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MacKay Glacier 05232
Basic information Name: MacKay Glacier 05232
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MCY 05232
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  CK4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 104 approved meteorites classified as CK4.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MCY 05232
Location: MacKay Glacier
Field No.: 17308
Dimensions (cm):   1.0x1.25x0.75
Weight (g): 2.085
Meteorite Type: CK4 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
90% of the exterior has purplish black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a dark gray matrix with dark colored chondrules.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section consists of large (up to 2 mm), well-defined chondrules in a matrix of finer-grained silicates, sulfides and very abundant magnetite. The meteorite is weathered and extensively shock blackened. Silicates are homogeneous (Fa33). The meteorite is a CK4 chondrite.



Thin Section Images

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Lab Images

MCY 05232 Image North

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 694:
Mass (g):2.1
Class:CK4
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):33
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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