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Frontier Mountain 03005
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 03005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 03005
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 20.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  EL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Frontier Mountain 03005

Antarctica

Found 2004 January 1

Enstatite chondrite (EL4)

A complete, fusion-crusted stone weighing 20.66 g was found by a PNRA team on the Frontier Mountain blue ice field. Mineralogy and classification (A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI): chondrules are readily delineated with mean diameter of 670 m; enstatite is commonly monoclinic and has homogeneous composition Fs0.8 Wo0.4; traces of olivine, Fa0.1 are present. Opaque minerals include troilite, kamacite (Ni = 6.13, Si = 0.67 wt.%), schreibersite and alabandite (Mn = 76.8, Fe = 20.1 and Mg = 3.05 wt.%). Shock stage is S1, weathering grade is W1. Specimens: main mass and one thin section, MNA-SI.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 3
  Line 9:
Date:1 Jan 2004
Latitude:72°57'18.5"S
Longitude:160°23'03.3"W
Mass (g):20.66
Pieces:1
Class:EL4
Magnetic suscept.:5.15
Classifier:A. Burroni and L. Folco, MNA-SI; magnetic classification, P. Rochette, CEREGE and L. Folco MNA-SI according to Rochette et al. (2003)
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 57' 19"S, 160° 23' 3"E)

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     This is 1 of 38937 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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