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Buckley Island 10944
Basic information Name: Buckley Island 10944
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BUC 10944
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 39.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CK4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number BUC 10944
Newsletter 34,2
Location Buckley Island
Field Number 21408
Dimensions 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.8
Weight 39.689
Original Classification CK4 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
80% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite is covered with fusion crust that is shiny and frothy in some areas. Areas without fusion crust reveal a gray fine grained matrix, with minor oxidation. The interior is a gray fine grained matrix with small dark inclusions, some are rusty.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
The section consists of large (up to 2 mm), well-defined chondrules in a matrix of light colored finer-grained silicates, sulfides and abundant magnetite. The meteorite is slightly weathered. Olivines are Fa33-34 and orthopyroxenes range from Fs15-29. The meteorite appears to be a CK4 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample BUC 10944
Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample BUC 10944 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing Post-processing View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing Bottom View 
Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing South View 
Lab Photo of Sample BUC 10944 Showing West View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 40:
Date:2010
Mass (g):39.7
Pieces:1
Class:CK4
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):33-34
Ferrosilite (mol%):15-29
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):39.7
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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