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Elephant Moraine 96160
Basic information Name: Elephant Moraine 96160
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: EET 96160
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 0.9 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 21(2)  (1998)  L3.6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  L3.6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  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 21(2):

Sample No.:

EET96160

Location:

Elephant Moraine

Dimensions (cm):

1.2x1.0x0.5

Weight (g):

0.88

Meteorite Type:

L3 Chondrite (estimated L3.6)


Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
Only small patches of black fusion crust are present on the surface of this meteorite. The rest of the exterior is a rusty brown color. The interior is rusty with small black patches of matrix and it has a sugary texture. Some gray colored chondrules are visible.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
EET96160 - Cross-Polarized Light The section exhibits numerous well-defined chondrules (up to 1 mm), metal and troilite. Weak shock effects are present. Polysynthetically twinned pyroxene is abundant. Weathering is pervasive, with extensive staining. Silicates are unequilibrated; olivines range from Fa4-22 and pyroxenes from Fs13-16. The meteorite is probably an L chondrite of subtype ~3.6.

Data from:
  MB83
  Table A1
  Line 89:
Origin or pseudonym:Meteorite City
Mass (g):0.9
Class:L3.6
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):4-22
Ferrosilite (mol%):13-16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 21(2) (1998), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photograph from unknown source A photo is in the write-up above
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Dr Carlton Allen, JSC-KT, NASA   
Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (76° 11'S, 157° 10'E)

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