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Elephant Moraine 83246
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 83246
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 83246
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 48.3 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 8(1)  (1985)  Diogenite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  Diogenite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 430 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from AMN 8(1):

Sample No.: EET83246

Location: Elephant Moraine

Weight (g): 48.3

Field No.: 2724

Dimensions (cm): 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm

Meteorite Type: Diogenite

 

Macroscopic Description: Roberta Score

Shiny, patchy fusion crust covers one surface while dull pitted fusion crust covers the opposite surface. A highly polished fracture surface reveals the greenish-gray crystalline interior. Many inclusions are present, the largest one being 1 cm in longest dimension. Millimeter-sized oxidation spots are scattered throughout the interior.

 

Thin Section (,3) Description: Jeremy Delaney

Coarse-grained, brecciated diogenite with olivine, metal, troilite and chromite.

Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 1510:
Origin or pseudonym:Main icefield
Mass (g):48.3
Class:Diog
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):24
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 8(1) (1985), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 19' 10"S, 157° 15' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 15.4 km apart

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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