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Dominion Range 14003
Basic information Name: Dominion Range 14003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: DOM 14003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 1261 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 39(1)  (2016)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  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 27 Feb 2016
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Writeup from AMN 39(1):

Sample Petrographic Description

Sample Number DOM 14003
Newsletter 39,1
Location Dominion Range
Field Number 22547
Dimensions 12.0 x 9.0 x 7.0
Weight 1261.20
Original Classification L3.6 Chondrite
Mineral Composition (%Fa &  %Fs)
Fayalite (mol%): 9-27; Ferrosilite (mol%): 4-14
Weathering
BE
Fracturing
A/B
Macroscopic Description - Rachel Funk
Black fusion crust covers 40% of the exterior which is fractured and weathered. Minor amounts of evaporites are present on some areas. The exposed interior is black with some rusty and white, gray and beige inclusions/chondrules (1-5mm). The interior is black matrix with lighter colored and rusty chondrules/inclusions (1-5 mm).
Thin Section Description (,2) - Cari Corrigan, Tim McCoy
This unweathered and unshocked section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1.5 mm) in a black matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is extremely abundant. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa9-27, and pyroxenes from Fs4-14. The meteorite is an L chondrite (estimated subtype 3.6).
Antarctic Meteorite Images for Sample DOM 14003
Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003   Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003 Displaying East Orientation  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003 Displaying North Orientation  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003 Displaying South Orientation 
Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003 Displaying West Orientation  Lab Photo of Sample DOM 14003 Displaying South Top Orientation  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Plane-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Reflected Light with 2.5X Magnification 
Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Cross-Polarized Light with 2.5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Plane-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Reflected Light with 5X Magnification  Thin Section Photo of Sample DOM 14003 in Cross-Polarized Light with 5X Magnification 
Data from:
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Date:2014
Mass (g):1261.2
Pieces:1
Class:L3.6
Weathering grade:Be
Fayalite (mol%):9-27
Ferrosilite (mol%):4-14
Classifier:SI
Type spec mass (g):1261.2
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 39(1) (2016), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/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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