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Lewis Cliff 88698
Basic information Name: Lewis Cliff 88698
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LEW 88698
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.8 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 14(2)  (1991)  Metal fragment
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  Metal
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  OC
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Field number: 6112
Writeup from AMN 14(2):

Sample No: LEW88698

Location: Lewis Cliff

Field Number: 6112

Dimensions (cm): 0.4 x 0.5 x 0.8

Weight (g): 0.8

Meteorite Type: Metallic fragment from an iron or stony-iron meteorite.


Macroscopic Description: Rov S. Clarke. Jr.

This pea-shaped metallic mass is covered with a reddish brown weathering crust indicative of severe weathering.


Polished Section (,1): Roy S. Clarke..Jr.

A 137 mg median slice was removed for section preparation, leaving butts of 116 mg and 352 mg. The surface is bordered intermittently with terrestrial corrosion products. Within these corrosion layers are several small structures that appear to be remnant fusion crust. Several faint subgrain boundaries are present in the metal. Otherwise the surface consists of a uniform α2 structure that suggests strong heating of kamacite in the atmosphere. An electron microprobe traverse across the center of the surface revealed a uniform composition: 6.3 wt% Ni, 0.33 wt% Co, and 0.11 wt% P. This composition suggests a fragment from an iron or stony-iron parent body.


Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 4538:
Origin or pseudonym:Upper Ice Tongue
Mass (g):0.8
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 14(2) (1991), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (84° 17'S, 161° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (84° 16' 41"S, 161° 23' 51"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 3.5 km apart

     This is 1 of 43699 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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