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Miller Range 090153
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090153
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090153
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 97.5 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 427 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Field number: 20345
Approved 10 Sep 2011
Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number MIL 090153
Newsletter 34,2
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20345
Dimensions 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.25
Weight 97.48
Original Classification Howardite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior surface consists of ~80% shiny black fusion crust with a wrinkled appearance. The interior matrix is medium to dark gray in color with angular tan, white and black clasts.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
This section shows a groundmass of comminuted pyroxene and plagioclase (up to 0.5 mm) with fine- to coarse-grained basaltic clasts ranging up to 5 mm. Basaltic material occurs as the host rock and clasts within this meteorite. Most of the pyroxene has compositions ranging from Fs23-59Wo2-23 with plagioclase An86-90Or0-1. The meteorite is a howardite.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090153
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090153 Showing Splits View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090153 Showing East View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090153 Showing North View  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090153 Showing South View 
Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090153 Showing West View  Lab Group Photo of Sample MIL 090153Showing North View 
Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 590:
Mass (g):97.5
Weathering grade:A/B
Ferrosilite (mol%):23-59
Type spec mass (g):97.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Comments:Submitted by AMN
   and collections
JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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