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Frontier Mountain 09008
Basic information Name: Frontier Mountain 09008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: FRO 09008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA), Italy]
Mass:help 27 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  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 11 Dec 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Frontier Mountain 09008 (FRO 09008)        72°57.181’S, 160°27.583’E

Antarctica, Antarctica

Found: 9 Dec 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Meteorite recovered by L. Folco and P. Rochette during the XXV PNRA expedition.

Physical characteristics: Abundant inter-chondrule impact melt; average chondrule size 770 ± 350 μm; metal content 4 vol%; mineral chemistry based on EPMA (22 olivine cores and 24 low-Ca pyroxene cores).

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Antarctica
Origin or pseudonym:Frontier Mountain icefield
Date:9 Dec 2009
Latitude:72°57.181'S
Longitude:160°27.583'E
Mass (g):27
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):21.9±2.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.0±4.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±1.0
Magnetic suscept.:4.32
Classifier:M. D'Orazio, G. Paoli, DST-PI
Type spec mass (g):27
Type spec location:MNA-SI
Main mass:MNA-SI
Comments:Submitted by L. Folco
Institutions
   and collections
DST-PI: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (72° 57' 11"S, 160° 27' 35"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from Antarctica, Antarctica
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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