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Meteorite Hills 00429
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00429
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00429
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 30.5 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 25(2)  (2002)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 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 AMN 25(2):
Sample No.: MET 00429; MET 00430
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13738; 13095
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.0x2.5
6.0x3.0x3.5
Weight (g): 30.485; 151.700
Meteorite Type: CV3 Chondrites
    MET00429 and MET00430 MET00430

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
25% of the exteriors have brown fusion crust exhibiting polygonal fractures. The interiors are a charcoal gray matrix with white, light gray and rust colored chondrules, 1-3 mm in diameter. The meteorites are moderately hard.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Gretchen Benedix, Linda Welzenbach and Tim McCoy

MET 00429 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00429 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00429
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00429
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00430 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00430 - Cross-Polarized Light
MET 00430
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 00430
Cross-Polarized Light
The sections exhibit large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Olivines range from Fa0-28 and pyroxenes from Fs0-3. The meteorites are CV3 chondrites.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table A1
  Line 21:
Mass (g):30.49
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):1-28
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 25(2) (2002), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 80 km apart

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