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Scott Glacier 06012
Basic information Name: Scott Glacier 06012
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SCO 06012
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 14.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CM2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  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: Approved 17 Feb 2008
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Writeup from AMN 31(1):
Sample No.: SCO 06012
Location: Scott Glacier
Field No.: 17730, 17717, 17731, 17732
Dimensions (cm):   4.5 x 2.0 x 2.0; 4.0 x 2.5 x 3.0; 5.0 x 4.5 x 3.0; 2.5 x 2.25 x 1.25
Weight (g): 14.3; 20.678; 48.189; 6.375
Meteorite Type:

CM2 Chondrite

Pairing: SCO 06012, SCO 06013, SCO 06014, SCO 06042


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exteriors are brown/black and have a rough, lumpy texture. The interiors are a fine grained black matrix with oxidation rinds.

 

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach and Cari Corrigan
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. Extensive pre-terrestrial alteration is present in many of the chondrules, some of which are completely altered. Olivine compositions are Fa0-39. The matrix consists dominantly of an Fe-rich serpentine. The meteorites are CM2 chondrites.



Lab Images

North View
SCO 06012
South View
SCO 06012
SCO 06012 - North View
SCO 06012 - South View

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 4
  Line 785:
Mass (g):14.3
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):0-39
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 31(1) (2008), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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