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Miller Range 090646
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090646
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090646
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 11.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(2)  (2012)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (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: 20404
Approved 4 Sep 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(2):
Sample Number MIL 090646
Newsletter 35,2
Location MillerRange
Field Number 20404
Dimensions 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5
Weight 11.4
Original Classification CV3 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 0-26; Ferrosilite (mol%): 1
Weathering
B/C
Fracturing
A
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior is pitted, and has brown/black patches of fusion crust. The interior is dark gray to black matrix with oxidation and rusty areas. Some small weathered inclusions/chondrules are visible.
Thin Section Description - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Sheri Singerling
The section exhibits large chondrules (up to 2 mm) and CAIs in a dark matrix. Section is moderately weathered. Olivines range from Fa0-26, and pyroxenes from Fs1. The meteorite is an unequilibrated carbonaceous chondrite, probably a CV3.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090646
Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090646 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090646 Showing Post-Processing View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090646 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Date:2009
Mass (g):11.4
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):0-26
Ferrosilite (mol%):1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):11.4
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 35(2) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (83° 12' 52"S, 155° 51' 7"E)

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