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Miller Range 07663
Basic information Name: Miller Range 07663
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 07663
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.9 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 446 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Field number: 18737
Approved 4 Mar 2009
Writeup from AMN 32(1):
Sample Number MIL 07663
Newsletter 32,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 18737
Dimensions 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5
Weight 9.920
Original Classification Howardite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Brown/black fusion crust with shiny patches covers 95% of this meteoriteÂ’s exterior surface. The interior is a gray to tan matrix with white and dark gray inclusions and tan clasts.
Thin Section (,4) Description - Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach
The section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm). A single diogenitic clast reaches 5 mm and dominates most of the section examined. A mm-sized carbonaceous chondrite clast is also present. Most of the pyroxene is orthopyroxene with compositions ranging from Fs22-53Wo1-4 (most Fs20-30), a single pigeonite of Fs41Wo6 and an olivine of Fa1-36 (with the Fa1 in the carbonaceous clast). The meteorite is a howardite.

Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 07663
mil07663,0,1,3.jpg  mil07663,664,665e.jpg  mil07663,664,665n.jpg  mil07663,664,665s.jpg 
mil07663,664,665w.jpg  mil07663,664,665w.jpg  MIL07663ppl.jpg  MIL07663xn.jpg 
Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 496:
Mass (g):9.9
Weathering grade:A
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 32(1) (2009), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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