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Miller Range 05076
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05076
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05076
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 59.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 30(1)  (2007)  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: 18155
Approved 16 Feb 2007
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Writeup from AMN 30(1):
Sample No.: MIL 05076
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18155
Dimensions (cm):   4.0x3.0x2.0
Weight (g): 59.524
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
100% of the exterior surface has smooth brown/black pitted fusion crust. The interior is dark brown to black matrix with small light colored chondrules.


Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy and Valerie Reynolds
The section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is present. The meteorite is moderately weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa3-33 and pyroxenes from Fs5-31. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.5).



Thin Section Images

Cross-Polarized
Light MIL 05076
Plane-Polarized
Light MIL 05076
MIL 05076 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05076 - Plane-Polarized Light



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MIL 05076

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 3
  Line 882:
Mass (g):59.5
Class:L3
Weathering grade:B
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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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Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (83° 18' 8"S, 155° 44' 56"E)

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