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Miller Range 090807
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090807
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090807
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.1 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  E-impact melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  EL-melt rock
Recommended:  EL-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites classified as EL-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), Enstatite-rich meteorites, and Melted chondrites
Comments: Field number: 20675
Approved 10 Sep 2011
Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090807
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20675
Dimensions 2.0 x 1.75 x 1.0
Weight 9.07
Original Classification E Chondrite (Impact Melt)
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior has brown crust with large rust haloes. The interior is rusty and fine-grained with high metal content. It exhibits a dull and powdery texture and is hard. Light colored clasts/chondrules stained with rust are visible within the matrix.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
This meteorite section consists of equigranular crystals (up to 0.5 mm) of polysynthetically twinned enstatite, feldspar, iron-nickel metal, sulfides, daubreelite, niningerite, and alabandite. Texturally, this meteorite is similar to, though much less weathered than, Happy Canyon. This meteorite is an enstatite chondrite impact melt.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090807
Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090807Showing North View 
Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 993:
Mass (g):9.1
Class:EL-melt rock
Weathering grade:C
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.1-0.3
Type spec mass (g):9.1
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Submitted by AMN
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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