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Allan Hills 09010
Basic information Name: Allan Hills 09010
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: ALH 09010
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 2.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 35(2)  (2012)  L3.4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3.4
Recommended:  L3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Sep 2012
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Writeup from AMN 35(2):
Sample Number ALH 09010
Newsletter 35,2
Location Allan Hills
Field Number 18403
Dimensions 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.5
Weight 2.56
Original Classification L3.4 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 4-37; Ferrosilite (mol%): 1-18
Weathering
B/C
Fracturing
A/B
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
This ordinary chondrite has a rusty exterior with brown patches of fusion crust. The interior is dark gray to black with rusty areas and some metal.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy and Nicole Lunning
The section shows numerous chondrules (up to 0.9 mm across), chondrule fragments, and mineral grains in a dark brown to black matrix which contains minor amounts of nickel-iron and troilite. Brown limonitic staining pervades the section. Microprobe analyses show a range of olivine and pyroxene compositions: olivine, Fa4-37; pyroxene, Fs1-18. This meteorite is an L3 chondrite, estimated to be of subtype 3.4.
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample ALH 09010
Lab Group Photo of Sample ALH 09010 Showing North View  Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Reflected Light with 1.25X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample ALH 09010 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2009
Mass (g):2.6
Pieces:1
Class:L3.4
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):4-37
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-18
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):2.6
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 35(2) (2012), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 40129 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)

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