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Grove Mountains 021692
Basic information Name: Grove Mountains 021692
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRV 021692
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition (CARE)]
Mass:help 0.61 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  E
Recommended:  E    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as E.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2008
Writeup from MB online:

Grove Mountains 021692 (GRV 021692)        72° 46' 26"S,  75° 20' 50"E


Found: 20 January 2003

Classification: Enstatite chondrite

History: X. Qin recovered this stone on the fourth moraine in Grove Mountains, Antarctica. It weighs 0.61 g and has an irregular shape. Part of a black fusion crust remains.

Petrography: (L. Wang, A. Zhang, PMO) The stone contains abundant silicate chondrules and their fragments, up to 0.8 mm in size. Chondrules and their fragments consist of dominant pyroxene with minor olivine, plagioclase, alkaline feldspar, FeNi metal, and troilite. Nearly all metal and sulfide were extensively altered. Some irregular schreibersite, oldhamite, daubréelite, and perryite grains occur in matrix.

Geochemistry: (L. Wang, A. Zhang, PMO) Low-Ca pyroxene (En84.6-99.5, average=En96.7±3.9; Fs0.5-13.6, average=Fs2.4±2.7; Wo0-4.3, average=Wo0.9±1.4) grains contain some Al2O3 (up to 12.5 wt%). Olivine grains are forsteritic (Fa0.4-1.8, average=Fa0.8±0.5).

Classification: Enstatite Chondrite (EC)

Specimens: All of the sample mass and a polished thin section are on deposit at PRIC.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 540:
Mass (g):0.61
Fayalite (mol%):2.4 ± 2.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8 ± 0.5
   and collections
PRIC: Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200129, China; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Apr 2013)
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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