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Meteorite Hills 00694
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00694
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00694
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 15.9 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3.6
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 31(1)  (2008)  CO3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as CO3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 00694; MET 00737
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13343; 13182
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x2.25x1.25
Weight (g): 15.869; 23.242
Meteorite Type: CO3 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Dull, black fusion crust covers most if not all of the exteriors of these two meteorites. The interiors show small chondrules of various light-colored shades. They are hard, with a high metal content and are fine-grained.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
A single description suffices for these paired meteorites that were found within 1.5 km of each other. The sections consist of abundant small (up to 1 mm) chondrules, chondrule fragments and mineral grains in a dark matrix. Metal and sulfide occur within and rimming the chondrules. Olivine ranges in composition from Fa0-33, with a clustering of compositions around Fa30. Orthopyroxene is Fs1-8. The meteorites are CO3 chondrite of moderately high subtype (estimated 3.6).

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Data from:
  Table 4
  Line 210:
Mass (g):15.9
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):17 - 32
Ferrosilite (mol%):2 - 8
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

     This is 1 of 41899 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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