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Miller Range 090330
Basic information Name: Miller Range 090330
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 090330
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(1)  (2011)  L-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L-imp melt
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: 20541
Approved 14 Feb 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(1):
Sample Number MIL 090330
Newsletter 34,1
Location Miller Range
Field Number 20541
Dimensions 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.75
Weight 2.01
Original Classification L Chondrite (Impact Melt)
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 24-25 ; Ferrosilite (mol%): 21
Weathering
CE
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
Thin black/brown patches of fusion crust covers 40% of the exterior surface. The interior is rusty black in color with evaporites and high metal.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
This section has a comminuted matrix of olivine, pyroxene and feldspar, and contains a few chondrule fragments up to 1 mm. Olivines are Fa24-25 and pyroxenes are Fs21Wo1. This meteorite is an L chondrite impact melt.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample MIL 090330
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light 
Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample MIL 090330 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Photo of Sample MIL 090330 Displaying North View 
Data from:
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Date:2009
Mass (g):2.0
Pieces:1
Class:L-imp melt
Weathering grade:Ce
Fayalite (mol%):24-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):2.0
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
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(1) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (83° 22' 6"S, 156° 28' 19"E)

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     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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