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Miller Range 090288
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090288
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090288
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 17.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(2)  (2012)  CM1/2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (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: 20602
Approved 4 Sep 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(2):
Sample Number MIL 090288
Newsletter 35,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20602
Dimensions 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5
Weight 17.38
Original Classification CM1/2 Chondrite
Pairing MIL 090288, MIL 11111
Weathering
Be
Fracturing
B/C
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exteriors are covered with a purplish black fusion crust with polygonal fractures and some evaporites. The exposed interior is black. The interiors are a black matrix with evaporites along fractures.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Nicole Lunning
These sections are similar enough that one description is sufficient. The sections consist of a few small chondrules (up to 0.5 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal and sulfide grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-2, no pyroxene grains were analyzed. Aqueous alteration of the matrix is substantial. These meteorites are CM1-2 chondrites, possibly paired with the MIL 090986 series reported in the Spring 2012 newsletter.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090288
Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090288 Showing North View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090288 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Date:2009
Mass (g):17.4
Pieces:1
Class:CM1/2
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):0-2
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):17.4
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 35(2) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 21' 15"S, 156° 26' 6"E)

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