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Graves Nunataks 06130
Basic information Name: Graves Nunataks 06130
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRA 06130
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 13.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(2)  (2007)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 491 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
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2007
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 30(2):
Sample No.: GRA 06130
Location: Graves Nunataks
Field No.: 17935
Dimensions (cm):   4.0 x 3.0 x 2.25
Weight (g): 13.639
Meteorite Type:

CV3 Chondrite



Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Fusion crust covers 10% of the exterior which has a ropy, purplish black color. The interior is a black matrix with gray and white chondrules/clasts.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa1-32 and pyroxenes from Fs0-2. The meteorite is an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite, probably a CV3.



Thin Section Images

Plane-Polarized
Light GRA 06130
Cross Polarized Light
GRA 06130
GRA06130 - Plane-Polarized Light GRA06130 - Cross Polarized LightGRA06130 - Cross Polarized Light



Lab Images

GRA 06130

Data from:
  MB94
  Table 4
  Line 6:
Mass (g):13.639
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:BE
Fayalite (mol%):1-32
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-2
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 30(2) (2007), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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JSC A photo is in the write-up above
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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