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Mount Wisting 95300
Basic information Name: Mount Wisting 95300
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: WSG 95300
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.73 kg
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 20(1)  (1997)  H3.4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H3.3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.3
Recommended:  H3.3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as H3.3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from AMN 20(1):
Sample No.:WSG95300
Location:Mount Wisting
Dimensions (cm):14.0 x 10.0 x 9.0
Weight (g):2733
Meteorite Type:H3 Chondrite (estimated H3.4)
WSG95300

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
This ordinary chondrite has brown/black fusion crust with lighter brown circular splotches with an iridescent sheen. Polygonal fractures are present. The entire exterior surface is smooth. The interior is dark gray to black with numerous white to cream colored chondrules less than 1 mm sized and smaller. Some areas are rusty and there are some glassy clasts/chondrules that are translucent to opaque.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Brian Mason
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 1.8 mm across), chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a dark matrix containing a moderate amount of nickel-iron and troilite. The meteorite is essentially unweathered. Microprobe analyses show olivine and pyroxene of variable composition: olivine, Fa1-21; pyroxene, Fs2-17. The meteorite is classified as an H3 chondrite (estimated H3.4).

Data from:
  MB82
  Table A1
  Line 488:
Origin or pseudonym:Upper Wisting
Mass (g):2733
Class:H3.3
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):1-21
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-17
Comments:NTL=6±3
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 20(1) (1997), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (86° 27'S, 165° 26'W)
     Recommended::   (86° 27'S, 165° 26'W)

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