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Grosvenor Mountains 03015
Basic information Name: Grosvenor Mountains 03015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: GRO 03015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 480 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(1)  (2006)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 678 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2005
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Writeup from AMN 29(1):
Sample No.: GRO 03015;
GRO 03061
Location: Grosvenor Mountains
Field No.: 15636; 15606
Dimensions (cm):   10.0x5.5x5.0
7.5x5.5x5.0
Weight (g): 480.0; 455.0
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite
GRO 03015 GRO 03015
GRO 03015 GRO 03061
GRO 03061   

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exteriors of these ordinary chondrites have dull, black weathered fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interiors are a dark matrix stained with rust. Numerous chondrules and a few irregularly shaped clasts are visible. Metal is also present.
Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Linda Welzenbach

The meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections exhibit numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa1-29 and pyroxenes from Fs3-29. The meteorites are L3 chondrites (estimated subtype 3.6).
Plane-Polarized Light Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
GRO 03015 - Plane-Polarized Light GRO 03061 - Cross-Polarized Light GRO 03061 - Plane-Polarized Light
Data from:
  MB91
  Table 4
  Line 161:
Mass (g):480
Class:L3
Weathering grade:BE
Fayalite (mol%):1-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):3-29
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(1) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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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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