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Dominion Range 10556
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 10556
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 10556
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 119.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 37(2)  (2014)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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)
Comments: Approved 8 Sep 2014
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Writeup from AMN 37(2):
Sample Number DOM 10556
Newsletter 37,2
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 21920
Dimensions 5.0 x 4.8 x 3.0
Weight 119.88
Original Classification L3.6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 18-38; ferrosilite (mol%): 3
Weathering
B
Fracturing
A/Be
Macroscopic Description - Cecilia Satterwhite
The exterior has black/brown fusion crust with oxidation and minor evaporites. The dark gray to black matrix has abundant inclusions and chondrules of various sizes and colors. Some rusty oxidation is scattered throughout.
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Linda Welzenbach, Pamela Salyer
The section exhibits numerous, large, well-defined chondrules (up to 1 cm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, troilite and rare metal. This meteorite is brecciated. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. The meteorite is mildly weathered. Weak shock effects are present. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa18-38, with most grains clustered at Fa18 or Fa30, and pyroxenes from Fs3. The meteorite is an L3 chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 10556
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Plane-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Reflected Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Cross-Polarized Light with 1.25x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5x Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Reflected Light with 2.5x Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 10556 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5x Magnification  Lab Group Photo of Sample DOM 10556 Displaying North Orientation  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 10556 Splits Displaying North Orientation 
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Date:2010
Mass (g):119.9
Pieces:1
Class:L3.6
Weathering grade:B
Fayalite (mol%):18-38
Ferrosilite (mol%):3
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):119.9
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 37(2) (2014), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38940 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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