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Elephant Moraine 96188
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96188
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96188
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 16.4 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  LL3.2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  L(LL)3.2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L/LL3.2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L/LL3.2
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 33(1)  (2010)  L/LL3.2
Recommended:  L/LL3.2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as L/LL3.2.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L/LL chondrites, L/LL chondrites (type 3), LL chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 21(2):

Sample No

.:

EET96188

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

3.0x3.0x2.0

Weight (g):

16.38

Meteorite Type:

L or LL3 Chondrite (estimated L3.2)


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Thin black patches of fusion crust and oxidation haloes are visible on the exterior of this ordinary chondrite. The interior has a dark matrix full of chondrules, metal grains and some rust. The chondrules are dark gray, white tan, yellow and some are rusty.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96188 - Cross-Polarized Light The section exhibits numerous large, well-defined chondrules (up to 2 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Glass is present within chondrules, but rare. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. Silicates are quite unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa2-62 and pyroxenes from Fs7-22. The meteorite is an L or LL3 chondrite of subtype ~3.2. It may be paired with EET96109.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 117:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):16.4
Class:L(LL)3.2
Weathering grade:A/B
Fayalite (mol%):2-62
Ferrosilite (mol%):7-22
Comments:96109 pairing group
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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