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Miller Range 090677
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090677
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090677
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 3.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(1)  (2012)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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
Comments: Field number: 20444
Approved 25 Feb 2012
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090677
Newsletter 35,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20444
Dimensions 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0
Weight 3.94
Original Classification CV3 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 4-11; Ferrosilite (mol%): 0-8
Weathering
B/C
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
30% of the exterior has thin brown/black patches of fusion crust. The interior matrix is dark gray in color and has a high metal content. Some areas reveal rusty patches. White, gray and rusty color chondrules/inclusions are visible within the matrix.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy, and Linda Welzenbach
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 3 mm) and CAIs in a matrix of very fine-grained silicate and finely disseminated metal. The metal in the chondrules is more altered than the metal in the matrix (which can be described as small, but distinct grains). Olivines range from Fa4-11, and pyroxenes from Fs0-8Wo1-4, with on Wo49). The meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite, probably a CV3, and possibly a reduced member of the CV3 group.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090677
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090677 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090677 Showing North View 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 884:
Date:2009
Mass (g):3.9
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):4-11
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-8
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):3.9
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 35(1) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (83° 10' 30"S, 155° 46' 12"E)

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