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Dominion Range 10440
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 10440
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 10440
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 22.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 36(2)  (2013)  L-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  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: Approved 30 Aug 2013
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Writeup from AMN 36(2):
Sample Number DOM 10440
Newsletter 36,2
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 20909
Dimensions 2.75 x 1.75 x 2.5
Weight 22.61
Original Classification L Chondrite (Impact Melt)
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 24-29; Ferrosilite (mol%): 20
Weathering
C
Fracturing
B
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
The exterior is covered with 80% black/brown fusion crust. The interior is a rusty black, fine grained matrix with high metal content.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan and Linda Welzenbach
The section consists dominantly of individual clasts containing shocked chondrules, as well as chondrule fragments. Clasts exhibit moderate shock effects. Metal sulfide melt textures are present, with most of the metal found within the veins between clasts. Veins are, for the most part, completely opaque. Olivine compositions are Fa24-29 and pyroxene is Fs20. The meteorite is an impact melt breccia of an L chondrite precursor.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 10440
Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Cross-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Plane-Polarized Light 
Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photograph of Sample DOM 10440 in Cross-Polarized Light  Group Photo of  Sample DOM 10440 Showing North View 
Data from:
  MB102
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Date:2010
Mass (g):22.6
Pieces:1
Class:L-imp melt
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):24-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
   and collections
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 36(2) (2013), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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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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