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Grove Mountains 022459
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 022459
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 022459
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 1.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 493 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) 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 89:

Grove Mountains 022459

Antarctica

Found 2003

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

This is a small (1.1 g) dark grey fragment, with a little remaining black fusion crust. White Ca-Al-rich inclusions and light grey amoeboid olivine aggregates (AOAs) appear on the broken surface. Mineralogy and classification (CAS): Size of chondrules ranges 0.6-2.0 mm. Modal abundance ratio of chondrules + AOAs to matrix is ~1. Olivine, Fa7.0±5.5; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs1.6±0.7. Metallic Fe-Ni is rare. Shock stage, S1; weathering degree, W1.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 4
  Line 49:
Date:21 Jan 2003
Latitude:72°46'26"S
Longitude:75°19'37"E
Mass (g):1.1
Class:CV
Classifier:B. Miao, Y. Lin, R. Lu and D. Wang, CAS
Comments:See separate entry
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CAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     Recommended::   (72° 46' 26"S, 75° 19' 37"E)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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