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Allan Hills 84044
Basic information Name: Allan Hills 84044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALH 84044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 147.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 8(2)  (1985)  C2
AMN 17(1)  (1994)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  CM2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 505 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from AMN 8(2):

Sample No.: ALH84044

Location: Allan Hills

Weight (g): 147.4

Field No.: 1520

Dimensions (cm): 8 x 7 x 3.5

Meteorite Type: C2 Chondrite

 

Macroscopic Description: Carol Schwarz

The meteorite is back, fine-grained, fractured, and similar to ALH83100. Only a few cm of reddish fusion crust remain on the specimen. The interior is black and fine-grained with some salt deposit present.

 

Thin Section (,4) Description: Glenn MacPherson

See ALH84029 for description.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 1009:
Origin or pseudonym:Far Western
Mass (g):147.4
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:Ae
Fayalite (mol%):0-2
Comments:26Al=14±3; 83100 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 8(2) (1985), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 43'S, 159° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (77° 2' 35"S, 157° 4' 17"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 75.2 km apart

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