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Meteorite Hills 00783
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00783
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00783
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 26.3 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  EH4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  EH4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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
Writeup from AMN 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 00636; MET 00783
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13571; 13522
Dimensions (cm):   2.0x1.0x0.75;
Weight (g): 2.509; 26.252
Meteorite Type: EH4 Chondrite
    MET00636 MET00783

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exteriors of these meteorites are rust colored. The interiors have a non-descript, brittle, rust colored matrix.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy
These two meteorites are tentatively paired. Found 4.5 km apart, they exhibit similar features, although these same features are shared by many EH4 chondrites. The sections show an aggregate of chondrules (up to 1 mm), chondrule fragments, and pyroxene grains in a matrix of about 30% metal and sulfide. Weathering is significant, with staining of some enstatite grains and minor alteration of metal and sulfides. Orthopyroxene is Fs0-1 and metal contains ~3 wt.% Si. The meteorites are EH4 chondrites.

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Data from:
  Table A1
  Line 58:
Mass (g):26.25
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0-1
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

     This is 1 of 43500 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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