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Sandford Cliffs 03489
Basic information Name: Sandford Cliffs 03489
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: SAN 03489
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 29.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  Eucrite-br
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Eucrite-br
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: SAN 03489
Location: Sandford Range
Field No.: 13921
Dimensions (cm):   3.5x2.0x3.0
Weight (g): 29.188
Meteorite Type: Eucrite (Brecciated)
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Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
100% of the exterior has rough, black fusion crust with small glassy patches. The interior gray matrix has gray and white inclusions with thin hairline fractures.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy

SAN 03489 - Cross-Polarized Light SAN 03489 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
This section includes coarse- to fine-grained basaltic clasts up to 2 mm in a comminuted matrix of plagioclase and pyroxene. Pyroxene is dominantly pigeonite to subcalcic augite (Fs48-59Wo4-16) and plagioclase is An82-95. The Fe/Mn ratio of the pyroxene is ~30. The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite.
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 840:
Origin or pseudonym:Sandford Cliffs
Mass (g):29.19
Class:Euc-Br
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):48-59
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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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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