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MacAlpine Hills 02552
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02552
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02552
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 541 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Field number: 14475
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Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: MAC 02552
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14475
Dimensions (cm):   1.0x0.5x0.5
Weight (g): 0.314
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    MAC02552

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Black, purple tinged, polygonally fractured fusion crust covers 90% of this carbonaceous chondrite. The interior is black, friable and weathered with white and rust stained inclusions.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy

MAC 02552 - Cross-Polarized Light MAC 02552 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section consist of a few small chondrules (up to 1 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; rare metal, framboidal magnetite and sulfide grains are present. Chondrites are moderately altered; Fe-rich serpentine dominates the matrix . Olivine compositions are Fa2-3. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 58:
Mass (g):0.314
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):2-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 16' 24"S, 160° 1' 23"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 8.3 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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