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Miller Range 05050
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05050
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05050
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 253 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 680 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Field number: 18758
Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05050
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18758
Dimensions (cm):   8.5x5.5x4.0
Weight (g): 253.3
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
85% of this ordinary chondrites exterior has rough brown/black fusion crust with polygonal fractures. The interior is a black matrix with abundant chondrules of various sizes and colors.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa6-25 and pyroxenes are Fs3-17. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6).



Thin Section Images

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MIL 05050 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05050 - Plane-Polarized Light



Lab Images

MIL 05050 Image

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 857:
Mass (g):253.3
Class:L3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):6-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):3-17
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 18' 39"S, 155° 54' 47"E)

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