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Miller Range 090440
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090440
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090440
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  CM1-2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CM1/2
Recommended:  CM1/2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites classified as CM1/2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 1), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 20958
Approved 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090440
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20958
Dimensions 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.75
Weight 0.89
Original Classification CM1-2 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures covers 50% of the exterior of this carbonaceous chondrite. The exposed exterior is dark brown with no inclusions visible to the naked eye.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
This meteorite section consists of numerous, small, highly-altered chondrules and matrix with rare carbonates and few unaltered mafic silicates. Chondrule outlines are distinct, despite the extensive alteration. Olivine analyses are Fa0-43. No pyroxenes were available to measure. The meteorite is a CM1-2 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090440
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090440 Showing North View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 723:
Date:2009
Mass (g):0.9
Pieces:1
Class:CM1/2
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):0-43
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):0.9
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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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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     Recommended::   (83° 21' 52"S, 156° 29' 20"E)

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