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Meteorite Hills 00570
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 00570
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 00570
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 157 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 26(1)  (2003)  H3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  H3.8
Recommended:  H3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as H3.8.   [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 26(1):
Sample No.: MET 00570
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13516
Dimensions (cm):   6.5x5.0x2.5
Weight (g): 157.015
Meteorite Type: H3 Chondrite (Estimated 3.8)
    MET00570

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
100% of the exterior is covered with brown/black fusion crust. Some fractures and oxidation haloes are visible. The interior is a black and rust colored matrix with a high metal content. The matrix contains light colored clasts. Some of these clasts are stained with rust. Their sizes ranges from 2 mm - 1 cm in diameter.

Thin Section (, 2) Description: Tim McCoy

MET 00570 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 00570 - Cross-Polarized Light
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light
The section exhibits numerous chondrules (up to 2 mm), metal and troilite. Chondrules appear somewhat aligned. Terrestrial iron oxides stain the silicates. Olivines range from Fa13-19 and pyroxenes from Fs12-17. The meteorite is an H3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.8).

Data from:
  MB93
  Table 4
  Line 90:
Mass (g):157.015
Class:H3.8
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):13 - 19
Ferrosilite (mol%):12 - 17
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 26(1) (2003), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 155° 45'E)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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