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Miller Range 05155
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05155
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05155
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 53.5 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(1)  (2007)  L-imp melt
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  L-imp melt
Recommended:  L-imp melt    [explanation]

This is 1 of 31 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: 18048
Approved 16 Feb 2007
Writeup from AMN 30(1):
Sample No.: MIL 05155
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18048
Dimensions (cm):   5.0x4.0x2.0
Weight (g): 53.508
Meteorite Type: L Chondrite (Impact Melt)

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Brown/black patches of fusion are on <5% of this meteorite's exterior. The interior matrix is coarse grained and tan to light green in color with visible olivine crystals.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Valerie Reynolds
The meteorite is paired with the MIL 05029 pairing group, the original description of which was: The meteorites consist of large (up to 4 mm) orthopyroxene grains with interstitial feldspar with both of these phases poikilitically enclosing 50-200 µm olivine grains. Minor metal and sulfide are present, with sulfide occasionally rimming metal. Silicates (olivine of Fa25, orthopyroxene of Fs21Wo4, plagioclase of An16Or3) are compositionally within the range of L chondrites. The meteorites are likely L ordinary chondrite impact melt rocks and similar in some respects to PAT 91501 (Mittlefehldt and Lindstrom, MAPS, 36, 439).

Thin Section Images

Light MIL 05155
Light MIL 05155
MIL 05155 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05155 - Plane-Polarized Light

Lab Images

MIL 05155
MIL 05155

Data from:
  Table 3
  Line 957:
Mass (g):53.5
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 30(1) (2007), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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JSC A photo is in the write-up above

     Recommended::   (83° 18' 51"S, 155° 53' 28"E)

     This is 1 of 44048 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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