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Meteorite Hills 01051
Basic information Name: Meteorite Hills 01051
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MET 01051
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 621 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 27(1)  (2004)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.6
Recommended:  L3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites classified as L3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from AMN 27(1):
Sample No.: MET 01051; MET 01056; MET 01057; MET 01211
Location: Meteorite Hills
Field No.: 13823; 11366; 13179; 13812
Dimensions (cm):   8.8x5.6x5.0
7.8x4.5x5.0
8.0x3.8x3.0
2.7x1.7x1.7
Weight (g): 621.10; 397.1; 189.29; 10.60
Meteorite Type: L3 Chondrite (Estimated 3.6)
    MET01056

Macroscopic Description: Cecilia Satterwhite
These ordinary chondrites have a dark gray to black matrix with oxidation scattered throughout. Gray, white and cream colored (mm to ½ cm sized) inclusions are visible. Some areas are rusty brown.

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

MET 01051 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01051 - Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01051
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01051
Plane-Polarized Light
These meteorites are so similar that a single description suffices. The sections exhibit numerous large, well-defined chondrules (up to 3 mm) in a matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. Olivines range from Fa1-35; pyroxenes from Fs2-25. The meteorites are L3 chondrites (estimated subtype 3.6). These meteorites are very likely paired with MET 00489 and MET 00621.
MET 01056 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01056 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01056 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01056 - Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01056
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01056
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01056
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01056
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01057 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01057 - Plane-Polarized Light MET 01211 - Cross-Polarized Light MET 01211 - Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01057
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01057
Plane-Polarized Light
MET 01211
Cross-Polarized Light
MET 01211
Plane-Polarized Light

Data from:
  MB88
  Table A1
  Line 304:
Mass (g):621.1
Class:L3.6
Weathering grade:B/C
Fayalite (mol%):7-35
Ferrosilite (mol%):2-19
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1) (2004), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (79° 41'S, 159° 45'E)

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