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Miller Range 090648
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090648
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090648
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 32.7 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(2)  (2012)  H Impact melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H-melt rock
Recommended:  H-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as H-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 20467
Approved 4 Sep 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(2):
Sample Number MIL 090648
Newsletter 35,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20467
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.6 x 2.0
Weight 32.68
Original Classification H Chondrite (Impact Melt)
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 18-19; Ferrosilite (mol%): 13-17
Weathering
B/C
Fracturing
A
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior surface is brown/black. The interior is a fine grained gray matrix with some rusty areas.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Nicole Lunning
This meteorite is filled with metal-sulfide blebs up to 1 mm across. They are rounded, elongate and irregular and set in a fine-grained matrix that includes chondrule and mineral grain fragments. Olivine compositions are Fa15-19 and pyroxenes are Fs14-17 Wo1-2. This meteorite is an H chondrite impact melt rock.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090648
Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090648 Showing North View  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090648 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Date:2009
Mass (g):32.7
Pieces:1
Class:H-melt rock
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):18-19
Ferrosilite (mol%):13-17
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):32.7
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 35(2) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (83° 24' 12"S, 156° 25' 59"E)

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