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Frontier Mountain 97002
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 97002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 97002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 0.3 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 492 approved meteorites classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 84:

Frontier Mountain 97002 and 97003

CV3

Probably paired; contain abundant millimeter-sized chondrules (primarily type IA and IB, Fa2–12 and Fs1–5, respectively) and minor refractory inclusions; black matrix, mainly consisting of FeO-rich olivine grains (Fa39–71) up to several micrometers in size; opaque minerals include submicrometer grains of Ni-rich sulfide (up to 18 wt% Ni), and no metal has been detected; O isotopes for FRO 97002 are δ17O = –2.16‰, δ18O = +2.45‰, Δ17O= –3.44‰. 

Data from:
  MB84
  Table 2
  Line 55:
Latitude:72°57'12"S
Longitude:160°29'02"E
Mass (g):0.3
Pieces:4
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Fayalite (mol%):chc 7 mx 52
Ferrosilite (mol%):chc 3
Classifier:A. Sexton and I. A. Franchi (OU)
Comments:see text
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
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OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (72° 57' 12"S, 160° 29' 2"E)
     Recommended::   (72° 57' 12"S, 160° 29' 2"E)

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