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Meteorite Hills 01017
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 01017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 01017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 238 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(2)  (2003)  CR2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  CV3 anom
Recommended:  CV3-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CV3-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Revised 12 Feb 2010: reclassified in AMN 33(1)
Writeup from AMN 26(2):
Sample No.: MET 01017
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13814
Dimensions (cm):   7.5x5.0x3.5
Weight (g): 238.000
Meteorite Type: CR2 Chondrite

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
50% of the exterior has weathered fusion crust with oxidation haloes and polygonal fractures. The interior is very fractured and weathered. It is friable with an abundant amount of rust. Some light colored mm-sized condrules are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section exhibits large (up to 2 mm), well-defined, metal-rich chondrules and CAI's in a dark matrix of FeO-rich phyllosilicate. Weathering is extensive, with staining, patches and veins of hydrated iron oxide. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa3-19 and pyroxenes from Fs2-26. The meteorite is a CR2 chondrite.

MET 01017 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01017 - Reflected Light MET 01017 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01017 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Reflected Light Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light

Writeup from AMN 33(1):
MET 01017 original classification in AMN 26, no. 2, as a CR2 chondrite, but several studies have brought information to light that is inconsistent with that classification. Raman data, as well as isotopic data for C, H, and O indicate this meteorite is not a CR2, but a CV3 (possibly reduced) chondrite [1]. Because the type of CV3 is not clear, and it has anomalous properties, we will reclassify it as CV3 an.

[1] Busemann, H. et al., (2007) Characterization of insoluble organic matter in primitive meteorites by microRaman spectroscopy. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42, 1387–1416.
Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 270:
Mass (g):238
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):3-19
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-26
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(2) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 33(1) (2010), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

     This is 1 of 43332 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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