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MacAlpine Hills 02701
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02701
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02701
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 10.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(3)  (2004)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  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: 14115
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Writeup from AMN 27(3):
Sample No.: MAC 02701
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14115
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.0x2.0
Weight (g): 10.112
Meteorite Type: CM2 Chondrite
    MAC02701

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
75% of the exterior is covered with black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a powdery black matrix with evaporites. Some sub mm light colored chondrules are visible.

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

MAC 02701 - Cross-Polarized Light MAC 02701 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section consists of a few small chondrules (up to 1 mm), mineral grains and CAIs set in a black matrix; sulfide and carbonate grains are present. Olivine compositions are Fa0-41, with a peak at Fa0-1, and orthopyroxene is Fs1-3. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine; chondrules are relatively unaltered. The meteorite is a CM2 chondrite.
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 448:
Origin or pseudonym:Bottom Lip
Mass (g):10.11
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:BE
Fayalite (mol%):0-41
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(3) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (84° 18' 58"S, 159° 46' 55"E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 13.7 km apart

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