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MacAlpine Hills 02750
Basic information Name: MacAlpine Hills 02750
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MAC 02750
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 9.1 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  L-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L-imp melt
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L-IM
Recommended:  L-imp melt    [explanation]

This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites classified as L-imp melt.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Field number: 14196
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Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: MAC 02750
Location: MacAlpine Hills
Field No.: 14196
Dimensions (cm):   2.5x2.0x1.5
Weight (g): 9.096
Meteorite Type: L Chondrite (Impact Melt)
    MAC02750

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Black fusion crust with oxidation haloes covers 50% of the exterior. It has a rusty interior.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy, Linda Welzenbach
The section consists dominantly of a fine-grained melt-textured matrix of olivine and pyroxene (1-10 microns) with irregular blebs of metal with rimming sulfide and fragments of mineral grains (2-300 micron grain size.) The mineral compositions are variable; olivine is Fa16-29 and orthopyroxene is Fs19-22. The meteorite is an impact melt of an L chondrite precursor. It differs texturally and compositionally from MAC 02497.


MAC 02750 - Cross-Polarized Light MAC 02750 - Plane-Polarized Light MAC 02750 - Reflected Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light Reflected Light
Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 82:
Mass (g):9.096
Class:L im
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):16-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):19-22
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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