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Dominion Range 08385
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 08385
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 08385
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.5 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 34(2)  (2011)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 677 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 10 Sep 2011
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Writeup from AMN 34(2):
Sample Number DOM 08385
Newsletter 34,2
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 18417
Dimensions 2.5 X 1.0 X 0.75
Weight 2.45
Original Classification L3.8 Chondrite
Macroscopic Description - Kathleen McBride
25% of the exterior surface is covered with brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes. The interior is rusty with metal.
Thin Section (,2) Description - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach and Nicole Lunning
The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 2 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. The meteorite exhibits light terrestrial weathering. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa9-29, with most grains Fa18, and pyroxenes range from Fs2-14Wo0-1. This meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.8).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 08385
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 1.25X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 1.25X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 1.25X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light  Lab Group Photo of Sample DOM 08385Showing North View 
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 2.5X Magnification in Plane-Polarized Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 2.5X Magnification in Reflected Light  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 08385 at 2.5X Magnification in Cross-Polarized Light 
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 364:
Date:2008
Mass (g):2.5
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):9-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-14
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):2.5
Type spec location:JSC
Main mass:JSC
Finder:ANSMET
Comments:Submitted by AMN
Institutions
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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 34(2) (2011), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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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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