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Dominion Range 03287
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 03287
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 03287
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 20.2 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 28(1)  (2005)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  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)
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Writeup from AMN 28(1):
Sample No.: DOM 03287
Location: Dominion Range
Field No.: 14324
Dimensions (cm):   3.0x2.25x2.0
Weight (g): 20.236
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite
    DOM03287

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
90% of the exterior has brown/black fusion crust with oxidation haloes and polygonal fractures. The interior is dark gray with high metal content and gray and rusty chondrules 1-2 mm sized.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Linda Welzenbach, Tim McCoy

DOM 03287 - Cross-Polarized Light DOM 03287 - Plane-Polarized Light
Cross-Polarized Light Plane-Polarized Light
The section exhibits numerous small, well-defined chondrules (up to 3 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. The meteorite is highly weathered. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa15-29 and pyroxenes from Fs6-24. The meteorites are L3 chondrites (estimated subtype 3.7).
Data from:
  MB89
  Table A1
  Line 24:
Origin or pseudonym:Mt Ward Ice Tongue
Mass (g):20.24
Class:L3
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):15-29
Ferrosilite (mol%):6-24
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 28(1) (2005), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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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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