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Szabo Bluff 12444
Basic information Name: Szabo Bluff 12444
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SZA 12444
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 38(2)  (2015)  EH4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  EH4
Recommended:  EH4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as EH4.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2015
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Writeup from AMN 38(2):
Sample Number SZA 12444
Newsletter 38,2
Location Szabo Bluff
Field Number 24361
Dimensions 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.3
Weight 0.57
Original Classification EH4 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0-1
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has black fusion crust with some evaporites. The interior is black with visible metal grains.  A few chondrules are also visible.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
The section shows an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Weathering is modest, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. Microprobe analyses show the pyroxene is Fs0-1. Metal contains ~2.5 wt. % silicon. The meteorite is an EH4 chondrite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample SZA 12444
Lab Photo of Sample SZA 12444 Displaying North Orientation  Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Plane-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Reflected Light with 5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample SZA 12444 in Cross-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Date:2012
Mass (g):0.6
Pieces:1
Class:EH4
Weathering grade:Be
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):0.6
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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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 38(2) (2015), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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